Kecia Élan Cole
Kecia Élan Cole is an Emmy-nomimated TV Producer and Editor who recently won a New York Press Award for a segment she produced and edited on Hurricane Sandy. She began pursuing film and television production after she was given an 8mm camera by an Academy Award winning director, and a mini dv camera by her dad. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in magazine journalism from Kent State University, where she founded and edited an on-campus magazine. Kecia’s editing work has been featured in music videos by Talib Kweli and Fat Man Scoop, and a short film by noted filmmakers Malik Sayeed and Arthur Jafa. She has also freelanced with ABC's Good Morning America Now and BET.
She is currently a producer and editor for Brooklyn Independent Television where she co-produces and edits, Neighborhood Beat, a video magazine, featuring the best of Brooklyn culture.
Kecia has worked extensively in the non-profit sector as a community organizer and youth counselor, including a two-year video production training outreach project she initiated in Central Harlem. Kecia is published in several publications including Emerge, and was anthologized in “In Defense of Mumia.” She is currently editing a documentary called “One Night And Ever After,” and penning a web series based on her Brooklyn exploits.