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Michael Werner

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michaeljwerner

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I am a national award-winning filmmaker and journalist based in New York City. I specialize in stories grounded in science, culture, and compelling human drama. In 2017, I won the National Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Documentary for directing, producing and writing a film about shark conservation. In 2014 I was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science Journalism Award for Best Video Feature for The Ecology of Fear, a story that explores how wolves shape ecosystems.

My work has been featured on Showtime, HBO Films, PBS, Nat Geo Wild, MSNBC, CBS This Morning, The PBS NewsHour, Vox, PBS QUEST, ProPublica, The World Channel, Voice of America TV, Gawker Media, The U.S. Olympic Committee, The Associated Press, Yale University Press, and the Cannes International Film Festival.