Dawn Porter

Dawn Porter is an award-winning filmmaker whose 2013 documentary, GIDEON’S ARMY, won the Sundance Film Festival Editing Award, the Tribeca All Access Creative Promise Award, and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award and an Emmy. The film broadcast on HBO in July 2013 and has been used to engage local communities about indigent defense, the U.S. justice system and socioeconomic influences on crime. Dawn is a Keppler Speaker. She has appeared on “ The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” and is a returning guest on MSNBC’s “ Melissa Harris-Perry Show.” Prior to her work as a filmmaker, Dawn was director of standards and practices at ABC News and vice president of standards and practices at A&E TelevisionNetworks. She graduated from Swarthmore College and Georgetown Law Center and practiced law at the firm of Baker & Hostetler for five years.