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Daniel M.

New York, NY, USA

$300 - $500 / Day


As an independent filmmaker, I have developed, co-directed and produced a number of projects for Al Jazeera English, NBC Nightly News, NBC News, The Guardian, and others. As a producer most recently at NBC Nightly News, I regularly produced original reporting, appearing on both TV and online and distributed across all NBC News' social platforms. Some of my work included a profile of a Palestinian sprinter on a mission to compete at the Rio Olympic Games; documentary features on Hurricane Katrina survivors and their fight to repair their battered homes a decade later amidst rampant contractor fraud and a profile of a group of New York's cop watchers. Additionally, I spearheaded NBC News' series coverage of the standoff at the Oceti Sakowin Camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, over the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline - contributing dozens of written articles, video features, exclusive scoops and live on-the-ground dispatches. Previously, I worked as a featured contributor for The Guardian US where I covered City Hall in New York City. My most consequential piece there was a months-long investigation into abuses within the city's foster care system. In the piece, I exclusively revealed for The Guardian a watchdog report administered by the New York City Public Advocate's Office that the city's Administration for Children's Services (ACS) had for years abused its power in family courts, wrongly taken children into custody and inadequately assisted those it claimed to help. The article, in addition to a subsequent class-action lawsuit on behalf of the victims, led to Gov. Andrew Cuomo announcing four major reforms to ACS in November 2015. Prior to The Guardian, I worked as a general assignment reporter at Quartz, the Atlantic Media’s global business news site, where I covered everything from the rise of the pro-marijuana legalization movement in the US to a series of features on the covert U.S. drone program and the companies and individuals most closely associated with it. My first job in journalism was as an Associate Producer for a special investigative documentary project, “Marijuana Wars” on the social, legal and moral implications of the nation’s 40-year War on Drugs, both in the US and in Latin America, and the rise of the marijuana legalization movement in the United States for “People and Power,” a long form investigative current affairs program broadcast weekly on Al Jazeera English.

Top Services

TV News Producer
News Shooter / Video Journalist
Field Producer

Top Projects



  • DSLR Camera


  • Directional Microphone
  • Lavalier Microphone

All Services

Production Support

  • Documentary DP
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • TV News Producer
  • Field Producer
  • Reporter / Journalist

Post Production

  • Sound Mixer
  • Video Editor - News
  • Video Editor - Documentary