June Cross

June Cross is a journalist in love with the rhythm of the moving image. Cross tells stories about the people other people think don't matter. She is a writer, filmmaker, and a professor at Columbia Journalism School. Cross spent most of her early career at PBS' NewsHour, where she covered, variously, Urban and Regional Affairs, Labor Issues, the Pentagon, and the Middle East. She also covered the 1980 and 1984 Presidential campaigns. In 1986, Cross become a producer for CBS News; and five years later, for the PBS documentary series, "Frontline." She is most famous for an autobiographical Frontline documentary called "Secret Daughter," which later became a memoir with the same title. Cross has won two Emmys: one for her coverage of the Grenada invasion in 1983, and a second for "Secret Daughter" in 1996. She has produced documentaries about gang violence, the role of religious faith in the black community; about a New Orleans family struggling to rebuild post-Katrina, and is currently producing a film about rural women living with HIV but without access to medical care in the American South. Cross has been a tenured professor at Columbia since 2006.