Stephen Segaller joined WNET in September, 2008. He has primary responsibility for the coordination of all national and local programming from WNET’s producing subsidiaries – THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and Creative News Group. Among the acclaimed productions Segaller coordinates are: Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Secrets of the Dead, Wide Angle, Religion & Ethics Newsweekly, Cyberchase, SundayArts, and Reel 13.
Segaller has been a journalist, producer, director, writer and author whose work has been broadcast and published on both sides of the Atlantic and all over the world. In the U.K., he worked for London Weekend TV and Granada TV in current affairs before spending six years as an independent producer making documentaries for Channel 4. In the U.S., he worked at WGBH (for the BBC) and for five years produced and executive-produced documentaries and series for Oregon Public Broadcasting. These programs aired on PBS, CNN, Discovery, TLC, Channel 4, and many other international networks.
Prior to joining WNET, Segaller worked for WNET’s subsidiary, Educational Broadcasting Corporation (EBC), as Director of News and Public Affairs Programming. He created That Money Show in 2000-01; the primetime international documentary series Wide Angle in 2002, and Exposé – America’s Investigative Reports in 2006. After 9/11, he and Bill Moyers jointly produced the specials that led to the creation of NOW with Bill Moyers (the predecessor of NOW on PBS).
Segaller has supervised the weekly newsmagazine Religion & Ethics Newsweekly; documentary series such as The War of the World; Extreme Oil; Red Gold: The Epic Story of Blood; Local News; and the Fred Friendly Seminars; and individual documentaries such as the award-winning Srebrenica – A Cry From The Grave; Kofi Annan: Center of the Storm; Maggie: Prime Minister Thatcher; Allies at War; The Blair Decade; City At War: London Calling and Legacy of War, both with Walter Cronkite; the films of Frederick Wiseman; and films by Roger Weisberg including the Academy Award-nominated Sound and Fury.
In 2008-09 he was Executive-in-charge of Worldfocus, a daily global news program built on new technology, content partnerships, and web-transmission. In 2010 he spearheaded the development and launch of Need To Know, a weekly primetime current affairs show that runs year-round.