Distinguished Visiting Faculty
Andrew Tkach has over 25 years of experience producing documentaries and TV magazine reports, in some of the world’s most difficult places and has won 8 News and Documentary Emmys for his work.
Most recently he was in Ukraine where he directed a feature length documentary on the Maidan revolution and subsequent war with a group of Ukrainian filmmakers called #Babylon’13. “Generation Maidan: A Year of Revolution & War” premiered at the FIFDH, Geneva’s Human Rights Film Festival, in March.
Before that he documented how climate change was affecting the last hunters to rely on dog sleds in northwest Greenland. The program “On Thin Ice” was produced with Ann Curry for NBC News and is a Webby honoree.
Two years ago he was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy for a TV magazine expose of child labor and mercury poisoning he produced with Richard Engel called “The Real Price of Gold.”
Previously he interviewed the Chinese dissident artists Ai Weiwei in Beijing, just days before his arrest and the film “The Artivist” was shown at the 2013 Human Rights Film Festival in Geneva. He also produced the one hour documentary “Imelda & Me” for Al Jazeera Correspondent.
Prior to forming his own company, Messy Moment Media, Tkach was the principal long form producer of Christiane Amanpour – CNN’s chief international correspondent. They collaborated on a string of award winning CNN documentaries, and over 30 TV magazine reports for 60 Minutes. He also produced a one hour documentary for National Geographic called “The World’s Most Dangerous Gang” on MS-13. His documentary on modern day slavery produced for ABC News documentary show Turning Point won a Dupont Silver Baton. He has taught broadcast journalism at the University of Indonesia, and in Paris at the Sciences Po Journalism School. He earned his MS in journalism from Columbia University.