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  Name:   Gregory M. Branch
Month: October 2002
Schools: University of Pennsylvania BA
Organization: Network Refugees, Inc./LLC
Title: President

Media Conscious, Media Conscience.

Energy, experience and excellence describe Greg's professional tradition. Energy - at 34 years of age, Greg brings a freshness of ideas, solutions and stamina to his work. Experience - A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School of Communications and more than 11 years in network television production, Greg has earned a formidable reputation at all three major American networks and in public television. His resume includes; a field producer with "Dateline, NBC", an associate producer with CBS¹ "60 Minutes", a foreign news editor with the CBS Weekend News and an assignment editor in London, England. He has produced in the United States, Africa, Europe and Asia. Excellence - Greg's work has been nationally recognized. He has won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for his segment on the IRS at "60 Minutes", a National Association of Black Journalists award for his segment on Somalia at "Dateline, NBC". The Columbia University Workshop on Race and Ethnicity Award, Special Citation for his documentary "Finding our Roots", and received an Emmy nomination for his breaking news coverage of President Clinton's impeachment trial at NBC.

Even more impressive is his current position as president and co-founder of Network Refugees, Inc. and Network Refugees, LLC. Network Refugees is a collaboration between Greg and a fellow acclaimed producer, Claudia Pryor. Network Refugees, Inc. is a non-profit, community-based, television and new media production company. Their purpose is to expose the general public to real and compelling stories via television and other media, about people of color. To make these original programs, Network Refugees partners experienced television/film producers (regardless of race or color) with people from disadvantaged socio-economic communities, who work as production assistants on these projects. Essentially, Greg has made it his mission to bring his talents and passion to producing stories about the forgotten and bring them to either the little or big screen. Network Refugees, LLC is their "for-profit" documentary/film company.

You can connect with Network Refugees via e-mail - networkrefugees@mail.com.

 

 

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