Christine Herbes-Sommers has produced over 100 hours of documentary, dramatic and educational programming for PBS since 1976. Her film Joan Robinson: One Woman’s Story won the Dupont Columbia Award in 1981, and her work over the years has garnered many other awards.
She partnered with Llew Smith at Vital Pictures to develop and produce, with California Newsreel, the four-part series Unnatural Causes: Is Inequality Making Us Sick? and was executive producer for the award-winning documentary Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness. She is currently Executive Producer for An American Dilemma, and spearheading the Coming of Age in an Aging America project. She and Llew were also producers for the groundbreaking series Race: The Power of An Illusion in 2001. Prior to Vital Pictures, Christine was a staff producer at WGBH/Boston and at The Big Picture Company in Rhode Island where she created innovative programming for schools nationwide. She has a BA in Political Science from Knox College and a MA from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.