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  • Board of Directors, Chair

Stacy Robinson

Stacy Robinson is an award-winning fimmaker with twenty years of experience writing and producing documentaries for CNBC, National Geographic, Discovery Channel, OWN,and numerous cable networks. As a storyteller, she searches for the emotional soul of every story – no matter how big or how small the subject might seem.

She recently wrote and directed Emmy Award winning documentaries on Ida B. Wells and the Birth of Gospel Music for WTTW PBS in Chicago, which were selected to air nationally. 

Previously, she received a National Emmy nomination for News and Documentary for her work as Co-Director of We Are Witnesses: Chicago in collaboration with Kartemquin Films and The Marshall Project.  

In the verité landscape, Stacy has written and produced an hour-long documentary film for Discovery Networks on the female doctors who provide healthcare inside Chicago’s Cook County Jail. She and her film crew spent over a month with unprecedented access following the doctors and jail detainees. She has written and supervised a 6-hour follow-up documentary series focusing on pregnant women detained at Cook County Jail and the unique psychological and physical challenges they face. 

With National Geographic, Stacy Robinson served as supervising producer for the documentary series, Final Report, focusing on such watershed moments in American history as TWA Flight 800, Attica Prison Riot, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, and the Gulf War. She was the director and producer of a 2-hour historical documentary on the 1935 Florida Hurricane, which aired on History.

Stacy grew up in Claremont California and holds her bachelor’s degree in fine art from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. She now calls the Midwest her permanent home and serves on the board of directors of Kartemquin Films.