Hazel Gurland-Pooler

Hazel Gurland-Pooler is currently a Director/Producer on the third season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. She also Directed and Produced for the second season of the genealogical celebrity series, which is being broadcast nationally on PBS fall 2014. Hazel has contributed to documentary television and film production for over ten years, Co-Producing two of the six hours of the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy Award-nominated series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which aired nationally on PBS in the fall of 2013. Previously, Hazel contributed to PBS American Experience programs Robert E. Lee, Earth Days, and Oswald’s Ghost, two of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, enjoyed national theatrical releases, and one of which was nominated for an Emmy Award. Hazel was the Coordinating Producer on the international PBS documentary Brazil In Black & White, which was nominated for IDA Award. Hazel has worked on documentaries for PBS’ Frontline, AMC, ABC News, The History Channel, A&E, the National Geographic Channel, the Travel Channel, and the Sundance Channel. She began her career at HBO. Hazel received her Masters of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2001. She lives in Harlem with her husband.