Mr. Smith is a filmmaker, TV producer, and writer who has produced documentaries and TV series for many network and cable stations. Most recently he has been working as a Producer for “Vanity Fair Confidential” (2017, Investigation Discovery.) His Show-running credits include, “The Dose with Dr. Billy” (Turner/HLN, 2014), “Hawaii Air Rescue” (2012, The Weather Channel) and “Alaska Wing Men” (National Geographic Channel, 2011). Mr. Smith has also worked as a Series or Supervising Producer on “Fight Quest” (2008, Discovery Channel), “Unwrapping Macy’s” (2006, WE Network), “Doctor’s Without Borders: Life in the Field” (2003, The National Geographic Channel) and “Women Docs” (2001, Lifetime). Other producing credits include “World’s Apart” (2004, The National Geographic Channel), and “The Geography of Wealth” (2003, The National Geographic Channel).
With his own company, Chuck Smith Productions, Mr. Smith wrote, produced and directed “Forrest Bess: Key to the Riddle” (1999, 48:00). Narrated by actor Willem Dafoe, the film won a Certificate of Merit at the 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival. The film was turned into a book of the same name and published in 2013 by PowerHouse Books, Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Smith’s other independent films and interviews can be found on his YouTube Channel “ChuckSmithNYC” which has over a million views.
Prior to his work in cable television, Mr. Smith was a producer for CBS News on various programs including “The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather” (1995), “Sunday Morning” (1994), and “Street Stories with Ed Bradley” (1991-93). He has also produced stories for Michael Moore’s “TV Nation” (Fox, 1995) and the NHK Evening News (Japan).
Smith began his career working for Public Affairs Television and David Grubin Productions on such award-winning PBS series as “The American Experience”, “Smithsonian World”, “The Power of the Word with Bill Moyers”, and “Bill Moyers’ World of Ideas”. Mr. Smith earned a BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences from Colorado College (1984), and an MA in Public Policy with Honors from the University of Chicago (1986).