Mary Sebastiani

New York, NY USA

Professional Experience

Award-winning writer/producer/researcher with specialties in health, science, environment, mental health, women's issues, human rights and end-of-life care. I am highly organized and deliver projects on time and on budget. I can make complicated material easy to understand for lay audiences. Excellent storyteller. Skilled in creating uniquely compelling human interest stories. I'm a kind person and easy to work with.


Producer (television)
20 Years
Technical Writer
20 Years
20 Years


15 Years
Other, Specify
15 Years
15 Years


Broadcasting - Ent - Cable (National)
20 Years
15 Years
Online/new media
10 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Harpo Productions (Oprah Winfrey Network) (10+), Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network (10+), HGTV (3-5), Google (1-2), CBS News (1-2), Hallmark Channel (10+), Outdoor Life Network (environmental programming) (10+), PBS documentary (1-2), FOX Health Network (10+), Jazz at Lincoln Center (1-2), NY Fashion Week (Metro Channel) (3-5), A&E Biography (1-2), on Demand (cooking shows) (6-10), BBCAmerica (1-2), NBC (1-2), Carnegie Council for Ethics in Int'l Affai (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

UNICEF (1-2), Siemens (3-5), West Glen Communications (3-5), Pfizer (1-2), Astra Zeneca (1-2), Joey Lowenstein Foundation (autism) (1-2), Girl Scouts of America (1-2), MEG Energy (1-2), Volvo (1-2)

Other Work History

Trained as a certified end of life and bereavement specialist. I have worked in hospice and trauma hospitals as a chaplain. (5+ years) Scriptwriter (20+ years) Copy Editor (10+ years) Researcher (20 years) Podcast producer/writer (2+ years) Event Producer (15+ years) Transcriptionist (10+ years) Legal secretary (3 years) Surgeon's office assistant (2 years)

Technical Skills

Supervised Avid, Premiere, Final Cut editing sessions

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, Excel, Windows XP, OS 10, Dalet


HP laptop, Nikon digital camera, Voice Memo recorder, iPad


furnished upon request


Emmy Award (ABC TV), Telly Awards (Carnegie Council), Gracie Award (FOX Health Network), Big Apple Award (Girl Scouts of America campaign)