Colleen Callan

Last updated on 04/11/17

I pride myself on my work as a freelance. I develop, document and pitch stories to all media outlets, including print, television and radio. My stories have won many awards and as a result in most cases, an unjust law is changed or a corrupt politician has gone to jail after being exposed by my s… Read more

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Credits and Employment History

I am a freelance producer, director and investigative reporter.
Recently, I produced a 20/20 style news show called Bati Yakasi (West Side). Produced for Everest Productions for translation from English to Turkish and airing in Europe, the stories included Goldman Sachs, The World Trade Organization and Immigrant Entrepreneurs. Guests included: Pulitzer Prize winner for Economics, and Columbia University Professor; Jagdish Baghwati, William Cohan New York Times Best Selling Author of; "Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World" and Gurhan: World renowned Jeweler to the Stars.
I have worked as the New York Assignment Editor for C-SPAN and C-SPAN 2. I am published in the New York Times, Newsday, The Daily News and I wrote a political column for the Village Voice. I pitched and Associate produced a piece for 20/20 with Jon Stossel which won eight awards including the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Journalism, The Mongerson Prize for Investigative Journalism, The Clarion Award, The National Headliners Award, The Cine- Golden Eagle and more.

Industry Qualifications

Producer/Director/Writer/Editor

Speaker

Radio Guest speaking about Politics WBAB

ProgressiveRadio.com: September 20th 2010 Dr. Ellen Khami's Program

Nassau Community College Radio: September 13, 2010

Stony Brook Radio: September 10, 2010

Guest speaker topic: Beryllium and the World Trade Center First Responders: Were they Misdiagnosed?

Industry Awards

The Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Journalism

The Mongerson Prize for Investigative Journalism

The Clarion Award

The National Headliners Award

The Cine Golden Eagle

A F.O.L.I.O. Award for Print

The New York Press Club, Non Deadline Investigative Journalism: 1st Prize

The Long Island Press Club, Non Deadline Investigative Journalism

1st Prize

Education

Education

Bachelors degree in Philosophy with a minor in East Asian Studies and Journalism and International Political Science as electives; St. John's University 
Silver Key in Philosophy 1982

Gold Key in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude. 1983

Masters Degree in Chinese and Japanese Intellectual History and Philosophy Summa Cum Laude 1985

Earned a Graduate Assistantship

Technical Equipment

Avid Editing System

Final Cut Pro Editing System in a Mac Book Pro

Other Skills/Additional Information

I am an expert interviewer and can extract information and retain good relations with sources both on and off the record, long after the story has been told. Complex information is never a problem and I have a strong scientific and legal experience background from the types of stories I have pursued. I have great expertise in making complex technical information interesting and easily absorbed by the average reader.

I am an expert at document forensics and have many times found the smoking gun of a story in the fine print of a document no one else thought important.