Shelley Lewis

Shelley Lewis

Senior Producer

Shelley Lewis has been a media executive for more than 30 years and was a trailblazer for women in radio and television.  She was the youngest network news director when named News Director of The Source, NBC radio’s young adult network. Lewis was a reporter, film critic, and sports commentator during her radio career at NBC. She was the first woman to executive produce a daily network television news program (NBC News at Sunrise). She also executive produced the prime time program, Real Life with Jane Pauley.

At ABC, Lewis was executive producer of Good Morning America, World News Now, and Lifetime Live with Dana Reeve and Deborah Roberts, as well as numerous prime time specials.

At CNN she created and launched Greenfield at Large with Jeff Greenfield, supervised editorial content for CNN’s 9/11 coverage, and produced American Morning with Paula Zahn. 

She was co-creator and a senior programming executive of Air   America radio, hiring an all-star roster of hosts including Marc Maron, Rachel Maddow, Chuck D and Janeane Garafalo.

In digital media, she co-created and ran the website, an all how-to video website. She also created and executive produced Need to Know on PBS, a weekly news magazine program.

She was executive vice president of programming at Current TV in 2011-2012, supervising content and staffing of live programs and the Peabody award-winning documentary series, Vanguard.

After Current’s acquisition by Al Jazeera, Lewis served as Program Director for the World Science Festival, a five day series of live events held each year in New York City.

Lewis has written two books, Naked Republicans (2006) and Five Lessons I Didn’t Learn From Breast Cancer (and One Big One I Did) 2008. She is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts, majoring in film and television.