Hazel Gurland-Pooler

Hazel Gurland-Pooler is currently the Series Story Producer and a Director/Producer on the fifth season of Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hazel Co-Produced two hours of the six-part PBS series, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross, which was honored with a Peabody, a duPont-Columbia, an Emmy, and a NAACP Award. Hazel recently Produced My Everyday Hustle a five-part digital series for WNET's Chasing The Dream initiative. She also Produced Roots: A History Revealed, for The History Channel which was nominated for a NAACP Award. Hazel has contributed to documentary film production for fifteen years, working on PBS American Experience films Earth Days and Emmy-nominated Oswald’s Ghost, both of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and enjoyed national theatrical releases. 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, ABC News, A&E, AMC, and the National Geographic Channel. She began her career at HBO. Hazel received her Masters from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Harlem with her husband and daughter.