Dana Roberson

Professional Advisory Board
Executive Producer, PBS Newshour Weekend
Biography

Dana plans and coordinates the production of news and current affairs program segment for PBS Newshour Weekend working closely with the editorial team at all stages of the production process from story development through post-production.

Prior to joining PBS NewsHour Weekend, Dana served as producer and acting senior producer of WNYC’s The Takeaway, a national daily public radio program focused on the American conversation. Previously she worked at CBS News for 18 years on acclaimed programs including 60 Minutes and Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt. She also worked with legendary newsman Dan Rather on his investigative team at AXS-TV.

Dana’s investigative reporting has earned her a Peabody Award for her breaking coverage of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in Iraq. She has covered stories from the war in Afghanistan and the earthquake in Haiti to pill mills in Texas and Einstein’s pipe at the Smithsonian.

Dana also serves as an Adjunct Professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

Dana Roberson