Digital Content Production
Long Form Documentary Production
Susan Iger is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist with an extremely strong background in writing, news production, reality series production and television management. Currently, she is Executive in Charge of Production, at CUNY-TV where she shares management and supervisory duties with Gail Yancosek. Together, they develop and produce public affairs series and specials.
She began her career at WNEW-TV in New York City. Moving on to WABC-TV, Eyewitness News, Ms. Iger rose through the ranks to become the Executive Producer of Special Events where she was responsible for the total coordination and planning of local news election coverage as well as coverage of various news events. She was nominated for an Emmy award, as well as winning awards from local governmental agencies. At WNBC-TV, Ms. Iger created and produced many award winning series; among them, Is God Punishing Us? and MTV and Kids, both of which won Emmys.
Relocating to Los Angeles, Ms. Iger worked as executive producer at KCBS-TV where she developed an award winning daily environmental series that won an Emmy for a 5 part special entitled How Does Your Garden Grow? Returning to New York, Ms. Iger shifted focus to reality and documentary production. She ran her own company for many years, Iger/Reed Productions that produced Food Network series, and also produced commercials. She then joined Today Host Al Roker at Al Roker Productions and oversaw the production of multi-part half hour series for the Food Network; Discovery; Court TV; Fine Living; A&E Biographies; TVOne; and annual specials for NBC, “Reader’s Digest Word Power.”
Ms. Iger has also held free-lance executive positions at WNET-TV, Gelber Television Inc., Entertainment Tonight, CNBC-TV. WCBS-TV, and The Women’s Media Center.
Carol Anne Riddell
Carol Anne is a host and reporter for independent station CUNY-TV, which reaches more than 7 million households in the New York metropolitan area. She is the host of Science & U! an award-winning magazine program that explores the world of science. Riddell is also a regular contributor to CUNY-TV’s Arts in the City, a monthly look at the lively arts scene in the New York Metropolitan area.
Prior to joining CUNY-TV, Riddell served as anchor of NBC’s News 4 New York’s 6 and 11 p.m. Sunday evening newscasts. Joining News 4 New York in September 1996, Riddell also covered children and education, launching “Family Matters,” a weekly segment on family, parenting and life style topics. Before joining News 4 New York, Riddell served as reporter, host and anchor at New York 1 News from 1992-96 where she covered politics, education, investigative and general assignment stories.
Riddell has garnered numerous awards including three New York State Broadcasters Association awards. She was part of the News 4 New York team honored with an Emmy®-award for the 2003-04 series, “What Matters”.
Riddell graduated with a BA from Tufts University, and received her MSJ degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
Gail R. Yancosek
Gail is an Emmy award-winning television producer, writer and executive with more than 35 years of experience in the development and production of television programming and the management of major broadcast operations. Currently, she is Executive in Charge of Production for CUNY TV, handling the development and production of both new and established shows for the station.
As Vice President and Executive Producer at Fox 5 NY for the live, early morning broadcast “Good Day New York” and its related programs in the 1990’s, she was responsible for the daily show’s rank as the #1 morning show in the New York market. She continued her television work as Executive Producer for a variety of FOX 5 and MY9 broadcast specials as well as for several Food Network specials with Al Roker. She also has 18 years of experience in writing and producing news and documentary at NBC.
Gail earned a BA from Fordham University, has several EmmyTM nominations and awards to her credit.