Eric M. Strauss

Filmmaker, Teacher, and Writer in New York

Eric M. Strauss is a Producer for ABC News 20/20 where he creates documentary, enterprise, investigative and breaking news segments from conception to broadcast.

Duties include developing stories, directing camera crews, shooting footage, conducting interviews, writing scripts, and supervising editing.

He is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, La. where he studied Political Economics and was the General Manager of the student-run television station.

He began his professional career at ABC News working for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.

Some of Mr. Strauss’ most memorable projects include segments about Monica Lewinsky (Barbara Walters), Jaycee Dugard (Diane Sawyer), Mayor Giuliani on the day of the 2001 terrorist attacks, juvenile corrections, a day in the life of a social worker, growing up the daughter of a serial killer, teenage victims of domestic trafficking, and children battling to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Eric Strauss has been honored with numerous awards including the Emmy, DuPont, Peabody, Edward R. Murrow and RFK Award.

Additionally, Mr. Strauss contributes written and video content to digital partners and interacts with the audience through social media. He has covered consumer electronics for and reported from the Consumer Electronic Show.

In 2004 Mr. Strauss reported on Bridget Kelly, a teacher who survived a brutal attack and became an advocate for sexual assault survivors. In 2007 they started dating, and in 2012 they married [NYT Link].

In early 2015 Bridget and Eric were blessed with the birth of their son Joshua Carl Strauss. Joshua's grandfather wrote about his birth.

Eric Strauss is a Knight-Wallace Journalism Fellow at the University of Michigan for the 2015 academic year. He is studying ways to use visual storytelling to advance the coverage of social justice topics in mainstream media.