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Susan Zirinsky


Susan Zirinsky started See it Now Studios in 2021 to produce premium docuseries and documentaries built on extraordinary access to individuals, subcultures, and stories that viewers thought they knew but didn't. A former president of CBS News, Zirinsky maintains the highest standards of journalism in her productions. Before being named president of  See It Now Studios, Zirinsky spent two years as president and senior executive producer of CBS News, becoming the first woman to hold that job in the history of the Network. She began her career in the CBS News Washington bureau two weeks after the Watergate break-in, and during her career has earned virtually every major broadcast journalism award and accolade. 


She was the executive producer and the driving force behind 48 HOURS’ transformation into the premiere true crime series. She was also the senior executive producer of 48 HOURS: NCIS and the senior executive producer of the CBS primetime series WHISTLEBLOWER.


During her four decades with CBS News, she produced a wide variety of award-winning documentaries and programs from the Gulf War to the student uprising in Tiananmen Square, from the White House for 10 years to the 9/11 attacks, and from the Paris terrorist attacks to the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla. School. Closest to her heart is “9/11,” produced with Jules and Gédéon Naudet and firefighter James Hanlon considered the most comprehensive account of the tragedy and the only documentary featured in the 9/11 Museum. “The Spymasters: CIA In the Crosshairs“ for Showtime featured interviews with every living CIA director. 


Zirinsky has won numerous Emmys, a Peabody, an Alfred I du Pont-Columbia University Award, and multiple honors in the industry. She has been a seminal figure, role model, and mentor in American broadcast news.