Voice of America Senior Executive Producer of Special Programming and Documentaries
Beth Mendelson is the Senior Executive Producer of Special Programming and Documentaries at Voice of America. Focused on issue oriented programming, her latest projects include; Latest projects include: AIDS: Living in the Shadows, hosted by Sir Elton John, which took an unvarnished look at the stigma of AIDS in communities around the world; John F. Kennedy: A Legacy Remembered, explored the legacy of the late President 50 years after his assassination and his impact on American history; Immigration the New Face of America, put a human face on the Immigration debate through first hand profiles, about the human cost and daily challenges of the millions of “undocumented” living in the United States; and A Fateful Harvest, investigated Afghanistan’s opium trade, its historical connection to the Mujahedin and Taliban, and explained how this multi-billion dollar drug business ultimately challenges the stability of Afghanistan.
Prior to her documentary work at Voice of America, Beth Mendelson was the Chief of the Afghanistan Service for 6 years, overseeing Television, Radio, and Web Programming. She supervised a staff of 100 people between Washington, D.C. and Afghanistan.
Beth Mendelson’s communication career spans 30 years across U.S. Government, including the White House, Non-Profit Organizations and Broadcast Media.
She has been an Executive Producer for major American and European networks, including PBS, CNN, ITN, ARD, and MSNBC. Her work producing documentaries and television specials has taken her to Russia, China, France, England, and numerous other countries. Mendelson’s other work includes the World Bank, World Wildlife Fund, Agency for International Development, World Food Program, U.S. Department of State, and the National Civil Rights Freedom Awards; honoring Oprah Winfrey, Paul Rusesabagina, Ruby Dee, and Ossie Davis.