Joe Rubin
Center for Investigative Reporting

Joe Rubin brings his passion for innovative storytelling to every project he works on iWitness, the interview series he created for PBS's Frontline/World won the 2009 Webby for the best online news and video series on the Internet. As a video journalist he helped usher in an era of backpack NPR style television reporting from five continents for programs such as ABC's Nightline and PBS´s Frontline World. Rubin's documentaries have ranged from a look at present day Cuba through the prism of vintage car mechanics (Nightline), to an investigation for Frontline World looking into the maddening hunt for the notorious Serbian war criminals, Ratko Mladic and Radovan Karadzic.

Several of Rubin's reporting projects have tackled environmental issues including "Coffee Country" a documentary he produced for Frontline/World about the premise behind fair trade coffee, "Think Like a Terrorist" a documentary for the PBS investigative series Expose about the dangers posed by highly toxic chemical rail shipments which rumble through American cities, as well as a recent report he produced for Al Jazeera English about a showdown in California over its global warming reduction law. Rubin's documentary work has been nominated for an Emmy and garnered a Cine Golden Eagle