• Professor, Writer, Documentary Producer







    One page about: June Cross

  • Emmy-Award Winning Filmmaker

    Book Author

    Commentator on Racial Issues in the U.S.


    I am a documentary producer, writer, professor, manager of a 501(c)3 non-profit production company, and a world citizen.

    I was just nominated for an Emmy for my latest film, "Wilhemina's War." It aied on Independent lens in Feb. 2016. I shot it over five years in rural South Carolina. Wilhemina Dixon has five relatives living with HIV/AIDS. PBS: www.pbs.org/independentlens/films/wilheminas-war

    Previous docs: "The Old Man and the Storm," "This Far by Faith" "Two Nations of Black America" (with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.)

    I have written a memoir, Secret Daughter, published in 2006 by Viking (paperback in 2007).

    My goal is to tell the untold stories, for those who have no voice.

    Specialties: REAL reality television
    Storytelling, narrative arc
    Broadcast news: radio and tv

    Consultant for storytelling

    Grant Writer


  • Be the change you want to see in the world.


    Director, Documentary Specialization, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

    Rutgers Institute for Women's Leadership

    Edith, Blanche, and Irving Laurie Chair 

    Mar 2016 – Present

    Developing a documentary on Women at Rutgers.

    Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


    2006 – Present

    I founded and direct the program in Documentary at CU's Graduate School of Journalism.

    Black Documentary Collective


    2005 – Present


    The Faith Project

    Executive Director 

    Sep 2001 – Present

    I founded and run my own non-profit production company.




    Greater New York City Area


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