Justine Simonson is a producer and writer of documentary media and the owner of Co Lab Productions in New York City. She’s worked in various genres from investigative journalism to arts and entertainment, and her work has appeared on PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, and Showtime among other outlets. Her favorite topics to cover include travel and social issues.
Most recently, she has lent her directing talents to such clients as the organization BUILD, Marie Claire, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. Prior to that, Justine was at the helm of her own production, How To Make It In: Berlin, a digital series about entrepreneurs and small business owners. Not too long ago, she went behind the scenes with the Oscars production team for ABC’s Countdown to the Oscars: An Insiders Guide. She supervised the creative content of #NoSweat, a 14-episode series for GQ.com, and also served as the Web Features Producer on Showtime’s Emmy Award winning climate change series, Years of Living Dangerously.
From 2006 to 2010, Justine was a staff producer and writer in the News and Current Affairs department at WNET, the flagship PBS station. Her work at PBS appeared on Frontline, Exposé: America’s Investigative Reports, Bill Moyers Journal, Blueprint America and Need To Know, and earned several awards including two Emmys, a Hugo and several Cine Golden Eagles. She is a graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications.