LeeAnn Dance

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LeeAnn Dance is a former CNN investigative and documentary producer turned documentary filmmaker.

LeeAnn Dance is the co-producer/director and writer of My Dear Children. She is an award-winning television producer and groundbreaking investigative reporter. She has worked as a freelance journalist in East Africa and as a writer and producer at CNN. Since leaving CNN, Dance has taught broadcast journalism at George Mason University and worked as a producer for the U.S. State Department. My Dear Children is her first independent documentary for Dance.

Dance is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She began her career as a freelance radio journalist and television producer in East Africa. Upon her return to the U.S., she joined CNN’s Washington bureau, working her way from the newsroom to the investigative and documentary unit, where Dance developed a reputation for thoroughness, tenacity, and creativity. Since leaving CNN, she has taught broadcast journalism at George Mason University and worked as a producer for the U.S. State Department. My Dear Children is her first independent documentary for Dance.

New Day Films by LeeAnn Dance

Awards & Accolades

“Hate Rock”: CableACE for Non-Fictional Short-Form Special or Series; CINE Golden Eagle; Unity Awards in Media – Public Affairs/Social Issues Reporting; Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Bronze Plaque Award
“Citizens Need Not Apply”: Unity Awards in Media –Public Affairs/Social Issues Reporting. ● “Edge of a Miracle”: Harrison L. Rogers, Jr., M.D. Award of Excellence in Medical Journalism; AAAS-Westinghouse Science Journalism Award
“Guilt by Memory”: Columbus International Film and Video Festival, Bronze Plaque Award
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