Megan Chao

Class of 2008 Palmdale, CA Class of 2008Master's

Megan Chao is line producer for Impact, Annenberg's award-winning television newsmagazine show.  Chao is also currently producing and editing Finding Higgs Boson (working title), a documentary for PBS' science series, NOVA.  She recently completed Chasing Speed: Leslie Porterfield, a special for Discovery's speed network, Velocity, about the world's fastest woman on a motorcycle and her quest for a new landspeed record.  She won two 2012 Silver Telly Awards for producing and editing the show.  Previously, Chao was production coordinator and researcher for Me Facing Life: Cyntoia's Story, a documentary featured on PBS' Independent Lens for the 2011-12 season.  The film was featured in 98 cities around the country as part of the ITVS Community Cinema Program and won a 2011 Silver Telly Award in the documentary category.  Chao was also researcher for Brace for Impact: The Chesley B. Sullenberger Story, a special for TLC and Discovery Channel about the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River.  Chao has a master's degree in broadcast journalism from USC's Annenberg School of Journalism, and dual bachelor's degrees in biology and nonfiction creative writing from the University of California at Riverside.  She is an active member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the documentary peer group.  You can follow Megan on Twitter at @meganchao.

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Episode 42

December 17, 2009

In Episode 42 we meet three citie dwellers who have made Los Angeles streets their personal playground.