Omar Kasrawi is a multimedia journalist based in New York City specializing in video and photography. He is currently working on his first documentary "Love Up Guns Downs".


6/15 – Current

Director of Photography (Canon 5D MK III) Love Up Guns Down

Film (Short) — Endless Roots Production Details
6/15 – Current

• Produce and film short documentary, “Love Up Guns Down,” chronicling an artist’s unique vision to work with the city of Newark, NJ and its youth to create works of hope in lieu of gun violence

6/14 – Current


Internet video — Internet Details
6/14 – Current

– Videographer/editor for field & in-house shoots and daily news pieces focusing on minority related news

2/13 – 1/15

Producer/Shooter United Nations Population Fund

Internet Details
2/13 – 1/15

• Produce/Shoot international video/photo on UNFPA programs, such as maternal mortality in Laos and youth activism in Tunisia • Tape produce feature and news stories from UN content for website and disseminated to media outlets and wire services • Coordinate among UN agencies, such as UNICEF and UNHCR, for original content

9/12 – 12/12

Producer/Shooter United Nations Web TV

Internet Details
9/12 – 12/12

• Produced/Shot feature stories, including conducting interviews, for UNTV and UN Web TV • Edited daily news packages for UNTV and managed content on UN website and social media platforms

4/12 – 11/12

Producer/Shooter NY1 News

News (TV) Details
4/12 – 11/12

• Shot video and conducted interviews for daily breaking news stories with reporters and independently throughout New York city • Assisted on live shoots, including truck operators plus transmitted live feeds using portable video solutions • Trained new video journalists

6/10 – 5/11


Internet Details
6/10 – 5/11

Video profile of Sierra Leonean hip-hop band & contributing blogger for Fareed Zakaria’s foreign affairs blog

6/10 – 5/11

Producer/Shooter CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS

CNN — News (TV) Details
6/10 – 5/11

• Pitched/wrote/researched/fact checked on-air segments • Shot and produced backstage greenroom interviews with guests for the website • Managed content for website and social media, as well as the redesign of the show’s blog

6/10 – 12/10

Producer/Shooter Institutional Investor

Internet Details
6/10 – 12/10

Shooter for CEO leadership profile series



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Class of '10

Columbia University - Graduate School of Journalism

Master of Science - Digital Media
Class of '10

Columbia University - School of International and Public Affairs

Master of International Affairs - Middle Eastern Focus
Class of '97

College of William and Mary

B.B.A. - Finance / Minor - Computer Science

My Gear

  • Audio recording gear
  • Canon 5D MK III




  • Adobe Premiere
  • Arabic
  • Avid
  • Brightcove
  • C++
  • Concert photographer
  • CSS
  • Dalet
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Flash
  • French
  • HTML
  • Illustrator
  • iNews
  • Java
  • Non-linear editing
  • Oracle
  • Photography
  • Photoshop
  • SQL
  • Video production
  • Videography
  • Web Production