Writer, professor, documentarian, Columbia Journalism School
June Cross is an award-winning documentarian and writer and a professor at Columbia Journalism School. She is currently working on a documentary about HIV in rural America called “Wilhemina’s War;" her last film, "The Old Man and the Storm," on a family dispersed by Hurricane Katrina, aired on PBS Frontline in 2009. Her Emmy-winning 1997 film Secret Daughter, about her family’s complex experience of race in America, was the basis for her 2006 memoir of the same name, published by Viking. She has been a producer and executive producer for PBS’s Frontline and MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and for CBS. She holds a B.A. from Harvard and has been a fellow at Carnegie-Mellon University’s School of Urban and Public Affairs and Harvard’s WEB DuBois Institute for Afro-American Studies.