June Cross PBS
June Cross teaches broadcast journalism and documentary at the Graduate School of Journalism. She has won two Emmys and two duPont-Columbia Journalism awards for her work on such stories as the 1983 war in Grenada, the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, the peace-building mission in Haiti, and the Presidential Campaigns of 1980, 1984, and 1988. She is perhaps best known, however, for a 1996 documentary she produced for PBS’ Frontline about her own complicated family called “Secret Daughter: a Mixed Race Daughter and the Mother who Gave Her Away,” a film about race, sex, Hollywood, and Harvard. She is the author of a recently published memoir by the same name (Penguin Books). June worked as a staff producer for PBS’ Frontline from 1992-1999. She has also worked as a producer/correspondent for PBS’s MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and as a producer for CBS News. She is honored to be the Women’s Media Center Journalist-in-Residence while she works on her most recent documentary, “After the Storm,” which charts a Louisiana family’s struggle to reconstitute their lives after Hurricane Katrina. The film will be shown on Frontline during 2008. It is being funded through grants from the Ford Foundation, the Kaiser Family Foundation, the National Black Programming Consortium, and the Open Society Institute.