Anchor, Producer & 10 ARTS Foundation Board Chair Tony Harris Visits Broadcast Journalism Students at NYC Campus

June 9, 2023

NYFA Broadcast Journalism students were treated to a visit from the Emmy award-winning journalist and documentarian Tony Harris on the New York campus this past Monday. Harris is a former television news anchor, filmmaker, non-fiction program producer, and Chair of the Board of Trustees to the nonprofit 10 ARTS Foundation. He talked with students in NYFA’s Broadcast Journalism 1-Year Certificate program.

Students spoke with Harris about successful programming in television, his career trajectory, and the sacrifices one needs to make to pursue a career in hard-hitting journalism. 

Tony Harris, Producer, Journalism, Filmmaker, and Actor, is the Chair of the Board of the 10 ARTS Foundation

Harris, the host of the hit series on the History Channel’s The Proof Is Out There, explores UFO sightings and the general public’s fascination with Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP). New episodes of The Proof Is Out There will be airing tonight, Friday, June 9, 2023, at 10:00 p.m. / 9:00 p.m. Central. Available to stream the next day!

The acclaimed journalist was the Executive Producer for Discovery Communication’s Investigational Discovery series The Murder of George Floyd, Scene of the Crime with Tony Harris, and Hate In America.

Harris hosted and reported for the Amazon and Apple-streaming series Behind Closed Doors, an exploration of domestic violence in America, and narrated the Discovery Channel documentary 9/11 Rescue Cops.

With an impressive credits list and a career in journalism and filmmaking, Harris spoke with Dinara Kunafina, one of twelve Broadcast Journalism students in the current 1-Year Certificate program. Kunafina is a television journalist and news anchor in Kazakhstan.

Tony Harris (left) with NYFA student and professional journalist Dinara Kunafina (right)

No stranger to NYFA’s slew of guest speaker and student-hosted events offered both online and on-campus, Tony Harris has been a recurring guest speaker and lecturer at the NYFA campus. In 2020, Harris was a guest on The 20/20 Series, an online Q&A created by NYFA’s Creative Director of Filmmaking and Cinematography, Liz Hinlein, featuring guests across all areas of the entertainment industry. The conversation, moderated by Hinlein, focused on good storytelling aspects and the role of a good anchor. 

Watch the 20/20 Series on NYFA’s YouTube Channel

Joining the exciting event was Bill Einreinhofer, the NYFA Broadcast Journalism’s Chair Emeritus. Einreinhofer, like all of NYFA’s faculty and staff, holds a long list of impressive credits as well. The three-time Emmy-award-winning producer, writer, and director has developed and produced programming for ABC, CBS, Discovery, HBO, and PBS. 

Tony Harris (middle) and Bill Einreinhofer (right) pose with the students of NYFA’s 1-Year Certificate program in Broadcast Journalism.  

The Chair Emeritus is most recognized for his recent projects, including the documentary China: Frame by Frame, a retrospective of his thirty-year career in creating films about China, and Unsettled History: America, China, and the Doolittle Tokyo Raid, a one-hour documentary that tells the story of the World War II Doolittle Raid on Tokyo from the American and Chinese perspectives.

NYFA gives a BIG thank you to Tony Harris for making the trip to our New York City campus to speak with students in a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the greats. 

These events are frequently offered to students at any of the US-based campuses, with many virtual opportunities for students studying aboard in our online workshops and online degree programs