With over a decade in media
and social impact work, Megan Donis
is an accomplished creator,
producer, strategist and educator
working at the intersection
of audio, video and social change.
After graduating from New York’s Columbia School of Journalism, she began her career as part of the original team producing PBS’s Peabody-award winning EGG the Arts Show. Megan went on to produce for HBO, CBS and National Geographic eventually landing at BRIC Arts Media Brooklyn, Brooklyn’s premiere media outlet. In 2014, in the wake of the police killing of Michael Brown and the Black Lives Matter uprising, Megan helped created #BHeard, a social justice programming strand at BRIC, combining in-depth documentaries, live impact events and social media campaigns. Her work on #BHeard earned her several Emmy awards covering police brutality, school segregation and climate justice. Megan now lives in Los Angeles where she continues her dedication to social issue work, creating and producing documentary podcasts for major media outlets like Crooked Media, Gimlet Media, Campside Media and Spotify. Her podcast Stiffed which explores the backlash to the sexual revolution through the lens of the first erotic magazine for women published in the 70’s by Bob Guccione of Penthouse, but run entirely by feminists, was named by NY Magazine as one of the best podcasts of 2023 (so far). Fade to Black about the mysterious disappearance of screenwriter Gary Devore and the rise of the CIA's manipulation of Hollywood launches November of 2023. Megan teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in narrative audio storytelling at USC Annenberg School of Journalism, culminating each semester in a podcast with KPCC/ LAist Studios.
I have a wide range of skills to offer for media outlets, non-profits and branded clients. Whether it's editorial oversight, developing a new show, teaching you to create your own podcasts, interviewing subjects, writing scripts and editing, I can do it all. I’m especially drawn to projects with a social justice and impact element and love a collaborative process.