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Shelley Lewis

Executive Producer

Shelley Lewis has worked as a broadcast journalist for more than 20 years, producing for shows including NBC News at Sunrise, where she was the first woman to head a daily news show; ABC’s World News Now; Good Morning America; CNN’s Greenfield at Large; and CNN’s American Morning with Paula Zahn. In 2005, she co-created and launched Air America Radio, where one of the many talented people she hired was a small-town radio announcer named Rachel Maddow. Prior to joining PBS, she co-founded Howdini.com, a website devoted to how-to videos.

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Welcome to the new Need to Know website

We’re changing the focus of the show, as you can probably tell from our new look.

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A personal note from the corner cubicle

NTK’s executive producer sends one last note before the show shifts into its next phase.

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An animated Thanksgiving preview

Executive Producer Shelley Lewis gives an animated preview of what’s on this week.

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Love muffins from the corner cubicle, plus what’s on

This week on Need to Know: redestricting and power, the “new and improved” voting machines, two great women on women in politics, and Peter Sagal.

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This week on Need to Know

Joblessness in America and a new contributor joins Need to Know.

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How do you like them apples?

A side dish that is sure to get a curtain call at dessert time.

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This week on Need to Know

Need to Know follows the money.

This week on Need to Know

Executive Producer Shelley Lewis gets up up to speed on this week’s Need to Know.

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Roasted pumpkin à la Burton

Give thanks to Rep. Dan Burton for this no-fuss pumpkin recipe.