As senior producer for news and documentary at The New York Times, David Rummel is currently responsible for producing public affairs television documentaries with New York Times reporters for a variety of television outlets in conjunction with companion print articles in The New York Times.
His first PBS Frontline documentary production for New York Times Television, "A Dangerous Business," examined the egregious worker safety and environmental record of McWane Inc., one of the largest iron pipe manufacturers in the United States. In addition to the Frontline documentary he worked with a team of investigative journalists from The Times and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation which produced an hour documentary on McWane in Canada and a three-part front-page series in The Times. "A Dangerous Business" was the recipient of six major journalism honors and the print series was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service.
Before joining the Times in April 2002 Mr. Rummel worked for ABC News as a Senior Producer and producer in the Investigative Unit with Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross. At ABC News he produced and supervised numerous investigative stories that won recognition on topics ranging from the terrorist attacks of 9/11, to the sale of commercial drivers' licenses in exchange for campaign contributions in Illinois and the trade in kidneys from political prisoners in China.
He has also worked as a Senior Producer for NBC News Dateline and as a producer for CBS News correspondent Mike Wallace at 60 Minutes. He began his career in television as a cameraman for WBRZ television in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and went on to work as an editor for ABC News 20/20.
During the course of his career he has won Emmy's, the Columbia-duPont silver baton, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, George Foster Peabody Awards, George Polk Awards, I.R.E. Investigative Reporter and Editors awards, and Overseas Press Club awards.
Mr. Rummel has a master's degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a B.A. in English literature from the University of Michigan.