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Steve McCarthy

News Producer, School of Communication and Media

Morehead Hall 142
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Steve McCarthy is an Emmy Award winning network TV news producer and director. A former staff producer for "60 Minutes" and "Dateline," he formed McCarthy Productions, Inc in 2001 and produced projects for "60 Minutes," "Dateline," "Charlie Rose," MSNBC, PBS, BBC America, Reuters and others. In 2006 he directed an independent film "Finding Paddy.” In 2016 he co-produced the documentary “The One That Got Away” which aired on PBS. He is currently co-producing an HBO documentary about Journalism through the life stories of Pete Hamill and the late Jimmy Breslin. McCarthy teaches journalism and documentary production at Montclair State University’s School of Communication and Media. He and colleague Mark Effron developed the student weekly news program "Montclair News Labs" which airs on Channel 34. Recent student projects include reports on Hurricane Maria recovery in Puerto Rico, sustainability projects in Malawi, the refugee crisis in Greece, post-revolution life in Tunisia, and documenting the work of Swedish NGO Spiritus Mundi in Amman, Jordan as they bring music, dance, and theater into the lives of a group of orphans, refugee, and handicapped youth. The film “Hayatuna” recently premiered in the Montclair Film Festival.