Assistant Professor of Journalism
Simon Surowicz is an award-winning multimedia producer with more than 25 years of experience in broadcast news. He has worked at NBC News, CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” and ABC News’ Investigative Unit with Brian Ross. He produced a broad range of stories—from a revealing look at Zairian President Sese Seko Mobutu’s kleptocracy to the harvesting and selling of organs from executed Chinese prisoners, an investigation of Bayer’s role in the experimentation on concentration camp inmates, and a one-hour ABC News PrimeTime special on the largest diamond heist in history.
Surowicz has received several Emmy and IRE awards as well as a George Polk, DuPont, Peabody, Online News Association, and Overseas Press Club award.
He designed and managed ABC’s investigative website “The Blotter” and for the past six years has been teaching multimedia, visual storytelling, and documentary filmmaking at Columbia University and CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism. He also led an investigative journalism workshop at the School of Continuing & Professional Studies at New York University. Surowicz serves as an advisor for the Columbia Documentary Project and the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. Two of the student documentary projects he oversaw were published in the New York Times and won the DuPont/Judy F. Crichton and the Michael and Ramelle Pulitzer Award.