Jeff Hertrick joined the National Press Foundation in 2020 following more than 17 years at National Geographic where he held a variety of roles, including Director of News & Documentary Digital Video, Director of Digital Media Operations and Senior Producer. Prior to that he was a broadcast journalist spanning 20 years in Washington, DC, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. Twice a television news director, he anchored, reported and produced in both TV and radio.
He has won Cine Golden Eagle, Cable Ace, and Associated Press awards, been nominated twice for News & Documentary Emmy’s, and was part of the National Geographic magazine team that was a Pulitzer finalist.
He has also taught video journalism at Medill School of Journalism (Northwestern University) and West Virginia University.
At National Geographic, Jeff worked with U.S. and international journalists, delivering video stories covering wildlife, the changing global climate, history, science and culture. He managed National Geographic’s launch of its YouTube Channel, and over his career, produced and led diverse storytelling, from a National Science Foundation funded 16-part video series on effects from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to National Geographic’s first video series from Iran.