I am Deanna (dean-nuh), an award-winning Senior Producer who specializes in race & culture, politics, social justice news, and enterprise stories. During my 15+ years in broadcast news, I have earned my stripes as a tape producer, field producer, segment producer, line producer, and now a senior producer. The minute-by-minute changes in local news prepared me to lead a team of producers and broadcast associates while helping manage CBS’ Face the Nation, the most-watched Sunday public affairs show. Now I have been tasked with creating a newsmagazine for BET as Senior Producer.
CBS News Senior Producer
Years of Experience:
Senior Broadcast Producer
CBS NEWS - BET NEWS: AMERICA IN BLACK
Chosen by the Executive Producers to launch the pilot season of the show. Working in tandem with the Executive Producers to manage all facets of show production, delegating elements of show production as appropriate to team members. Assisting the Executive Producers with all final written products including scripts, promotional and marketing materials.
CBS NEWS - FACE THE NATION
I oversee the tape elements of the weekly Face the Nation broadcast and digital projects. I manage a team of producers and editors and work with correspondents to edit scripts and develop story pitches. I also occasionally oversee logistics for field interviews with the moderator.
CBS NEWS - CBS THIS MORNING
I was responsible for pitching, developing, and turning news of the day pieces for the CBS This Morning broadcast. I produced original content, including research, conducting interviews, writing and editing scripts, field producing, and supervising the editing process.
Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty on all charges in the death of George Floyd. CBS News takes an in-depth look at the trial, the impact of the case on policing and what Floyd's death means for the country going forward. CBS News' Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell anchor this CBS News special.
CBS This Morning’s Gayle King hosted a one-hour BET News special, "Say Her Name: The Untold Story of Breonna Taylor," with more details around her exclusive interview with Breonna Taylor's boyfriend Kenneth Walker. Taylor was shot and killed by Louisville police after they burst into the couple’s apartment in March 2020, has remembered her as his “best friend” and insisted that police never identified themselves when they came to their door.
A mother fights for the truth behind her son’s killing – captured on video. Ahmaud Arbery was jogging when he was chased and shot. CBS News correspondent Omar Villafranca reports.