Nina Chaudry | Columbia Journalism School

Nina Chaudry

Adjunct Faculty


Nina Chaudry headshot

Producer, director, and writer Nina Chaudry is currently the Vice President of Production at Tribeca Studios where she oversees the creation of short and long-form documentaries. In 2018, she was the producer of Home + Away, which was shown at numerous film festivals nationwide including the Tribeca Film Festival and Palm Springs International Film Festival. In 2016, she directed and co-wrote Time for School, which was broadcast on PBS, filmed over the course of 13 years, and chronicled the lives of five children as they struggle to stay in school in some of the poorest places on earth. Previously, she produced a film about the education reformer Michelle Rhee for Frontline and was the senior producer on the PBS series, Women, War & Peace, which won two Overseas Press Club awards, a Television Academy Honor, and a Gracie Award. As a producer for seven seasons of the Emmy Award-winning international series Wide Angle, she has worked with independent filmmakers on more than 40 documentaries.

In 2015, Chaudry was the project director of Chasing the Dream, a public media reporting initiative about poverty in the United States. In this role, she also served as executive producer of Getting Ahead, a national broadcast documentary on the movement to increase the minimum wage; launched a collaboration with WNYC’s On the Media to create the multi-part radio series Busted: America's Poverty Myths; and started an Instagram photojournalism project documenting the lives of people living in poverty.

Chaudry has been a judge, panelist or featured speaker for the Independent Filmmaker Project, Firelight Media, ITVS, POV, the U.N. and several universities. She is a native New Yorker and graduated from Columbia College and the Columbia School of Journalism.