Summary

Award-winning journalist, photographer, filmmaker & production specialist with more than 15 years of national, investigative and long-form production & on-camera experience. Work has appeared on CNN, PBS, Al Jazeera, Oprah, A&E & in the New York Times.

Credits

9/09 – Current

Producer (Partner, Field Production, Post Production, Writer) Fordson: Faith, Fasting, and Football

Film (Theatrical) — Quraishi Productions, LLC Details
9/09 – Current

Founder and Owner of Quraishi Productions, LLC – a multi-media news and documentary production company focused on broadcast video production in the filed and in-studio • Specialize in professional still photography, digital imaging and graphic design • Co-Produced Award-winning documentary “Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football” a film about the Arab-American experience in post 9/11 America which released in AMC Theatres nationwide

7/13 – 4/16

Reporter (Chief Midwest Correspondent, Field Production) – AL JAZEERA AMERICA

Details
7/13 – 4/16

Chief Correspondent based in Chicago responsible for network coverage of entire Midwest • Provide live & packaged reports on breaking, in-depth & feature stories • Major stories covered: Ferguson, MO unrest, U.S. visit of Pope Francis, Washington, IL tornadoes, Gun violence in Chicago, Capture of cartel leader “El Chapo,” Colorado floods, Kansas City highway shootings, • Reported long-form special features for flagship nightly magazine show America Tonight

3/11 – 6/11

Producer Fordson: Faith, Fasting, and Football

Film (Theatrical)
3/11 – 6/11
9/01 – 9/04

Reporter (Bureau Chief/Correspondent, Shooter, Producer, Editor) – CNN

Details
9/01 – 9/04

Responsible for all of CNN’s daily news coverage out of Pakistan – across all CNN Networks, • Provide live & packaged reports on breaking, in-depth & feature stories • Major stories covered: Hunt for bin Laden and al Qaeda operatives, India/Pakistan relations, kidnap/murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl, nuclear proliferation scandal, Broke story on the capture of 9/11 architect Khalid Shaikh Mohammed • Reported special features for the Oprah Winfrey show

1/00 – 1/01

Production Supervisor – CNN

Details
1/00 – 1/01

Supervised production of weekly, hour-long investigative news magazine show - CNN&Time • Worked with Executive Producer to set deadlines & newsgathering schedules, Managed all Editor & Production Assistant schedules; assignment editing for Producers & Photographers nationally & internationally; crew assignment of CNN staff & freelancers worldwide, Supervised production of instant one-hour specials

Media

Recos

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Education

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

B.S. Communications/Broadcast Journalism

My Gear

  • Final Cut Pro
  • Light kit
  • Nikon D3S
  • Panasonic AG-AF100

Affiliations

  • IRE
  • NATAS
  • RTDNA
  • SAJA

Skills

  • Editing
  • Field Production
  • Graphic Design
  • I-News
  • Interview Lighting
  • Photoshop
  • Post Production
  • Still Photography
  • Video Production
  • Writing