June Cross

Professor and Filmmaker
Columbia Journalism School

Emmy-award winning documentarian June Cross' work highlights stories of the dispossessed and the importance of community.  She considers herself a journalist first, filmmaker second; and over the course of her 20-year documentary career she's produced 16 films.  She recently completed the 2017 Emmy nominated-“Wilhemina's War, about an African-American grandmother fighting stigma around HIV in the South. She is best known for the autobiographical film about her family, Secret Daughter.  A professor at Columbia Journalism School since 2000, she founded the documentary specialization there.  She’s produced for PBS’ Frontline, CBS News, and PBS’ MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. She lives in Washington Heights with jazz drummer Mike Clark, and two cats.