Cheraine Stanford

Cheraine Stanford is a producer, director and writer with a passion for public media. She brings experience in journalism, independent film and public television to her role as producer/director at WPSU in State College, PA.


 Her productions include the television documentaries Holding History and As Long As We Dance, the transmedia project Water Blues – Green Solutions, the web series The Geospatial Revolution and the multimedia project African American Chronicles.


Before joining WPSU, she worked on several projects with her filmmaker icon Albert Maysles, including the ESPN documentary Muhammad and Larry. Stanford previously worked at WETA on Washington Week with Gwen Ifill. Her work has garnered a Peabody Award, Cine Golden Eagle and Mid-Atlantic Emmy nominations. Stanford was a 2011 CPB/PBS Producers Academy Workshop Fellow.


While earning her M.F.A. in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Stanford served as the Assistant Director for The Maid, a short narrative film that premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. While creating her own work and teaching production courses to undergraduates at Temple, Stanford taught media literacy and production to Philadelphia high school students. She has spoken at media education conferences at Harvard University and the Alliance for a Media Literate America and presented her work at conferences around the world.


Stanford began her career as a reporter and staff writer for the Charlotte Observer newspaper. She is a cum laude graduate of Duke University and a native of the beautiful island of Jamaica. She will be embedded at NOVA, produced out of WGBH Boston.