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Emily Taguchi is a producer for Nightline, and a filmmaker whose work has been recognized with multiple Emmy nominations and a duPont-Columbia Award. She has produced stories throughout the U.S. and abroad, which have aired on ABC, CNN, The New York Times Op-Docs, and PBS, among others.

 

In 2016, she produced "Taller Than The Trees," a documentary short about aging in Japan by Academy Award winning director Megan Mylan. Previously, she worked as Coordinating Producer on "In Defense of Food," an Emmy-nominated film on the politics of food, and as Field Producer on "Growing Up Trans," a duPont-Columbia Award-winning film on transgender children.

Born in Tokyo, Japan, Emily graduated from Tufts University and the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

Director

EMILY TAGUCHI

Doug Blush is an award-winning director, producer, editor, writer and cinematographer whose work includes over 130 feature and television projects, and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) as well as the American Cinema Editors (ACE).  His recent credits include, as consulting editor and co-producer, the 2019 Academy Award winning PERIOD. END OF SENTENCE, the 2018 Academy Award winning ICARUS, and, as supervising editor, the 2013 Oscar-winning 20 FEET FROM STARDOM, for which he also received the ACE Eddie Award for Best Documentary Editing.  He was Co-Editor and Associate Producer of Kirby Dick’s THE HUNTING GROUND in 2014, and the Oscar nominated and Emmy winning THE INVISIBLE WAR in 2012.  Other major recent films include MR. SOUL! (IDA Award Winner, 2018), JIM: THE JAMES FOLEY STORY (HBO Emmy winner, 2017), THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS (HBO Best Editing Emmy nominee, 2018) CHASING CORAL (Netflix Emmy Winner, 2018), THE MARS GENERATION (Netflix, also as executive producer), ON HER SHOULDERS and DARK MONEY (both Oscar Shortlisted for 2019) and KING IN THE WILDERNESS (HBO Emmy Winner, 2019), and earlier editorial and producing work including the popular documentaries WORDPLAY, FREAKONOMICS, OUTRAGE, THESE AMAZING SHADOWS, RICH HILL and SUPERHEROES.

Doug is the producer, cinematographer and supervising editor of THE S WORD, a new award-winning film on suicide survivors turned activists directed by his wife Lisa Klein, now playing across the US and Canada. His earlier film OF TWO MINDS, co-directed with Lisa, is an intimate look at three remarkable people living with bipolar disorder, and is winner of both the 2013 EIC Prism and SAHMSA Voice Awards for excellence in films on mental health issues.  The film was a popular documentary on Netflix and at national film festivals. 

Doug co-owns MadPix Films, a production and post production company in Los Angeles dedicated to documentary and independent films. He is also a longtime film educator with classes and seminars at USC, UCLA, Syracuse University and the YoungArts Foundation in Miami, as well as exchanges and panels in Indonesia, Brazil, New Zealand, Armenia, Malaysia, Nigeria, China, the Netherlands and more.

Supervising Editor

DOUG BLUSH

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Steven Baker was named Executive Producer of “Nightline” in October 2017. Baker, the youngest ever to be in this position, oversees the production and all daily operations of the program on broadcast, digital and social media.

Baker joined “Nightline” in 2005 as a production assistant and has been promoted regularly to higher-level positions on the show since that time. His long and distinguished record includes producing exclusive and news making interviews, coordinating coverage of the Royal Wedding in London, overseeing editorial content for the 2011 summer series “Nightline Primetime,” producing all of Barbara Walters’ “Nightline” specials and the first ever digital-only broadcast following the Orlando shooting. In 2018 Baker executive produced documentary special “For Our Lives: Parkland” for Freeform and ABC News’ first-ever Disney PRIDE speaker series.

Baker’s work has garnered “Nightline” multiple Emmy wins, and his work with Oscar nominated documentarians Tim Heatherington and Sebastian Junger on U.S. soldiers serving on the front lines in Afghanistan earned a duPont and an Overseas Press Club Award. Under his leadership, Baker has helped grow the show’s social media footprint, particularly growing monthly video views on Facebook by 260%. He also oversaw the development of a new logo that embodied the show’s multi-platform storytelling ability.

Between 2012 and 2014, Baker was Associate Director/Supervising Producer for “Entertainment Tonight,” where he was responsible for long term investigative futures and news making interviews.

Baker graduated Summa Cum Laude from William Paterson University. He is originally from Vernon, N.J., and currently lives in Manhattan.

Producer

STEVEN BAKER

Brendan Cusack is a multiple Emmy-nominated editor with over 20 years of experience in the documentary field.

 

The first feature documentary he edited and co-produced (When I Came Home) won Best New York Documentary at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. Since then he has worked on issue based projects focusing on homelessness (Skid Row), Veterans rehabilitation (Walk On), Silicon Valley (The Dropout), and domestic terrorism (The Bomber). 

 

Currently a producer/editor for ABC News and based in Brooklyn, Brendan graduated from Northwestern University and spent much of his career in Los Angeles, working with clients such as Discovery Network, the BBC, and NBC/Universal.

Editor

BRENDAN CUSACK

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Jake Lefferman is a journalist and filmmaker for ABC News Nightline.

His work includes award-winning coverage of prison programs connecting inmates with families, a digital miniseries and chart-topping podcast for the network ("A Murder on Orchard Street") and long-form reporting from breaking situations including the Parkland, Pittsburgh and El Paso shootings and Hurricane Harvey. His next project with codirector/producer Emily Taguchi follows the paths of asylum seekers from Central America.

Jake grew up in Los Angeles where he spent summers working odd jobs on film sets. He holds a M.S. from Columbia Journalism School and a B.A. from UC Berkeley.

Director

JAKE LEFFERMAN

Jeanmarie Condon is currently Sr. Executive Producer for documentaries at ABC’s Lincoln Square Productions and is a veteran producer, writer and director of both documentary and news programs.

 

Prior to joining Lincoln Square she directed and wrote documentaries for ABC’s acclaimed series Peter Jennings Reporting and the Executive Producer of the iconic late night magazine program Nightline. Her work has earned 4 DuPont, 3 Peabody, 13 Emmy Awards, 40 Emmy nominations, 5 Edward R Murrow, a National Board of Review and 3 NABJ awards among other awards and recognition. Along with her work with Mr. Jennings she has partnered with Ted Koppel, Diane Sawyer, Christiane Amanpour, Martha Raddatz, Anderson Cooper, and director John Ridley.

Producer

JEANMARIE CONDON

Stephanie Wash is a five-time Emmy Award-winning journalist. Stephanie is currently a Coordinating Producer for ABC News’ Specialized Units.  A 12 year ABC News veteran, Stephanie is oftentimes one of the first to arrive on the ground as breaking news stories unfold.  She has extensively covered some of the world’s biggest tragedies including the mass shootings in El Paso, Las Vegas,  Sutherland Springs, Parkland, and at Pulse Nightclub.  She has reported from Abaco, Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, as well as Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, the Manchester concert bombing, the Brussels Airport attack, and documented the return of the Wild Boars soccer team in Thailand.  She has worked as a producer on network specials with former President Barack Obama and Pope Francis, covered presidential elections and conventions, and the 2018 Florida recount.  From Baltimore to Ferguson, Stephanie has covered riots and protests across the country.  She was the network off-air reporter for the George Zimmerman trial in 2013.  Stephanie has contributed to booking and producing exclusive interviews and programming for all ABC News programs and platforms.

 

She has received three News & Documentary Emmy Awards for on-the-ground coverage following the Pulse and Las Vegas attacks, and ABC’s town-hall on race with President Obama – and two team Daytime Emmy Awards as a contributing producer to Good Morning America.  Additionally, she has received 8 Emmy nominations, including recognition in 2014 for her work on Diane Sawyer's “Hidden America” series on Strawberry Mansion for which she embedded for two years at a high school then considered one of the “most dangerous schools in America” with a small team.  In 2016, Stephanie was part of the award-winning team to receive a Murrow Award for ABC News’ Baltimore riots coverage.  She is also a team recipient of the Gracie Award and Gabriel Award. 

 

Before launching her journalism career, Stephanie earned a B.A. in Print Journalism and Africana Studies from New York University.  Stephanie’s

Producer

STEPHANIE WASH

Karl Dawson is a freelance editor who has worked in long form news documentary since 2004. He has worked on shows such as 2020, Primetime, Nightline Prime along with special series such as Diane Sawyer's Peabody winning series "Hidden America". Since 2013 Karl has worked principally at Lincoln Square Productions, working on long form projects for clients such as A&E, Netflix, PBS and Nova. Highlights include editing and co-producing roles on "Divided States: Hellertown", an hour examining racial tensions in a Pennsylvania High School,  "1969", a history series for ABC, "Return to the Wild", an hour revisiting the Chris McCandless story for PBS, and "The Assets" a documentary film about the CIA mole Aldrich Ames that accompanied the ABC Drama series for Netflix. He has also edited for CNN Original Films, on "The Wonder List with Bill Weir", along with the ABC digital series Murder on Orchard Street.


He is  currently working on the first episode of "Rogue Trip" for Disney + Streaming, with ABC correspondent Bob Woodruff.


Karl grew up in Dublin, Ireland, graduating from Dublin City University with a BA in Communication Studies before moving to New York City.  

Editor

KARL DAWSON

ABC Documentaries

Kino Lorber