Bio

I'm a British video journalist and investigative reporter living in New York. My work has been published in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Marshall Project and screened at DOC NYC.

I'm currently Field Producing for Sarah Colt Productions, which has a long history of producing long-form documentary features for PBS.

In 2016, I Directed-Produced a 9-min. short doc on the physical and psychological recovery of a U.S. Marine and Medal of
Honor recipient who threw himself on a grenade in Afghanistan to protect his friend. It received an award (2nd place) for Integrated Storytelling from the Society for Features Journalists.

In 2015, I co-directed-produced a 30-min investigative documentary called Code of Silence that exposed the sexual harassment of female corrections officers by their co-workers. Production was funded by the New York Emmy Awards foundation,  the film won the Michael and Ramelle Pulitzer Award at Columbia Journalism School's 2015 DOCFEST, won the 2016 Judy F. Crichton DuPont Award, won Best Documentary Short at L.Dub Film Festival, was an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award Finalist, and was an official selection for DOC NYC, America's largest documentary film festival. A 12-min cut of the film was published by the New York Times and featured on the front page of the website.

I appeared on NPR's All Things Considered and WHYY's NewsWorks Tonight to talk about my 5,000-word investigation (written and co-reported) into the indefinite detention of young sex offenders for the Marshall Project.

For The War Horse (a newsroom covering conflict, trauma & veterans’ affairs), I've Directed-Produced various video projects across the country both as a one-man-band and directing small crews on shoots. For the Atlantic I've edited video for their Re:think department, recently edited their 2016 brand reel and edited a podcast series in partnership with PBS for their forthcoming Ken Burns Vietnam documentary. I've produced social news videos for Fusion.

Before moving to the U.S. I corresponded from Cambodia where I covered the 2013 national elections and investigated the micro-finance industry.

I graduated from the Columbia Journalism School's Documentary Program in 2015.

Other print work has been published in VICE, the Telegraph, Prospect Magazine, The Diplomat, Southeast Asia Globe, LiveWire, and others.

Any inquiries, tips, or if you just want to say hi you can get in touch with me here:

@georgeLsteptoe

george.steptoe@gmail.com

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