Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Writer, Producer, Correspondent

In his 40 years producing and reporting, Martin Smith has covered the world: from revolution in Central America and the fall of communism in Russia, to the rise of Al Qaeda and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the inside story of the global financial meltdown. Smith has often been ahead of the news curve. He was among the first journalists to investigate Col. Oliver North’s clandestine Contra arms network and one of the first western reporters to investigate the emergence of Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda network.  Smith is the 2014 recipient of the John Chancellor […]

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Marcela Gaviria

Marcela Gaviria

Producer, Director, Writer

Marcela Gaviria is a journalist and filmmaker with Rain Media in New York City. Over the past decade she has produced over 30 hours for PBS FRONTLINE, covering the rise of Al Qaeda, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the culture of risk taking on Wall Street, and America’s heroin epidemic. Gaviria has earned every award in broadcast journalism multiple times, including seven Emmy Awards, three George Foster Peabody Awards, three du-Pont-Columbia Awards, four Writer’s Guild of America Awards, three Overseas Press Club Awards, and the prestigious George Polk Award.   In 2015 Gaviria was awarded two Emmy’s, the Robert F. […]

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Linda Hirsch

Linda Hirsch

Producer

Linda Hirsch is a producer with Rain Media. She is currently reporting on the Snowden revelations for PBS FRONTLINE’s three-part series on the National Security Agency. Her previous work with FRONTLINE includes The Untouchables (2013) and the Emmy Award-winning four-hour series on the financial crisis Money, Power & Wall Street (2012). Before joining Rain Media, Hirsch worked for over a decade on news documentaries with Peter Jennings at ABC’s Peter Jennings Reporting and then at Peter Jennings Productions and The Documentary Group. During those years, she produced many award-winning, ground-breaking documentaries including The Documentary Group’s America in Primetime, a four-hour […]

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Christine Canedo

Christine Canedo

Line Producer

Christine Canedo is the Line Producer for Rain Media. Prior to working at Rain, Christine was the production manager for an HBO documentary for Academy Award-winning director, Ellen Goosenberg Kent, which will air in 2015.  She was also the production manager for Showtime’s Emmy Award-winning documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously (2014). Christine’s other documentary work includes post-production coordinating the documentary When the Drum is Beating (2011) and associate producing two documentaries while working for Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM). While working at MLBAM, Christine also produced numerous commercials and web pieces, and field produced at the MLB All-Star […]

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Tom Denison

Tom Denison

Co-producer

Tom Denison is a co-producer with Rain Media. He was a member of the team that produced Chasing Heroin, a two-hour FRONTLINE report on the opioid epidemic that aired in February 2016. He has worked on many documentaries for PBS, including The Homefront, a 90-minute film on the experiences of military families in the post-9/11 era, and Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, the award-winning series on the history of cancer and the current state of treatment. He is currently working on a report on for-profit colleges for PBS FRONTLINE. Tom grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard […]

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Sara Obeidat

Sara Obeidat

Associate Producer

Sara Obeidat graduated in 2015 from Columbia Journalism School’s documentary program, where she co-directed and produced two films: one on NYPD surveillance and use of informants in New York City’s Muslim community, and a second on adults with Autism. Before Columbia, she was a producer and reporter for 7iber, a Jordan-based multimedia storytelling platform, and a student at the London Film Academy, where her short film on the Syrian revolution as seen through the eyes of two Syrian women in exile was screened in the student portion of the Cannes Film Festival in 2014. Sara first interned at Rain Media, […]

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