Rayner Ramirez

Rayner Ramirez

Rayner Ramirez is a producer at CBS News. Previously, he was the executive producer of the enterprise/investigative unit at Fusion, an ABC — Univision Joint Venture cable channel featuring news and pop culture.  Before Fusion, Ramirez was at NBC News where he produced several award-winning stories for Dateline NBC and notable segments for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Ramirez was part of a team that produced and wrote the top-rated two-hour special, "Inside the Obama White House" with Brian Williams which won an Emmy in the Craft of Writing in 2010. In 2012, he won an Emmy for a story about cholera in Haiti. Ramirez produced a critically acclaimed documentary called Children of the Harvest that Washington Post columnist Tom Shales called "arguably, the third generation of the documentary that has been called the greatest in television history: Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly's 'Harvest of Shame.'" Other awards include a National Headliners Award for a story about the Mexican Drug War. Other awards include an Alfred duPont Award for work on Hurricane Katrina; an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Gustav; a National Headliners Award for a story on homelessness and the recovery of a 9/11 survivor; a Clarion Award; a Harry Chapin Media Award; and a Casey Center for Children and Families Journalism Award. Prior to joining network news, Ramirez worked as a freelance photographer, independent documentary filmmaker and worked as a writer and publisher of their newsletter. Ramirez was a human rights observer in a remote village in Guatemala during that country's civil war. His previous independent documentary and photography projects were funded, in part, by his work as a skilled carpenter and woodworker making craftsman-style furniture. Last updated May 2017

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