David Iverson has been a producer, writer and correspondent for public broadcasting for 30 years. He was the writer, correspondent and co-producer/director of the 2009 PBS Frontline documentary "My Father, My Brother and Me" which explored his family’s battle with Parkinson’s disease. He is also a special correspondent for the PBS NewsHour and recently reported on the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake. Iverson is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he hosts radio and television programs for public broadcasting, including the Friday edition of Forum on KQED public radio.
His other recent credits include producer/host of the PBS special Kids and Divorce: For Better or Worse and host of the national follow-up to The American Experience episode Two Days in October. In 2000, he served as the Presidential Debate Commission’s coordinating producer for the Vice Presidential Debate between Dick Cheney and Joe Lieberman, and in 1999 he was the writer, narrator and co-producer of the national Emmy award winning PBS documentary "The 30 Second Candidate." In all he has written and supervised production of over 25 documentaries for national prime time broadcast on PBS.
From 2000 through 2004, Iverson was the executive director of Best Practices in Journalism, a national broadcast journalism training initiative based at the University of Wisconsin and supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. From 1980 to 2000, Iverson led the news and documentary team at Wisconsin Public Television where he produced and hosted programs for both the statewide television network and for national distribution on PBS.
As a producer/writer and executive producer, Iverson's awards include a national Emmy Award, the Alfred I. dupont Columbia Award, the Gabriel Award, the New York Film Festival Gold and Silver Awards, the Chicago Film Festival Gold Hugo, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Gold Award, and the Ohio State award. Regional awards include four Midwest Emmy awards, as well as over 50 Milwaukee Press Club, Northwest Broadcast News Association and Wisconsin Broadcast Association awards.
Iverson has done consulting for public television and radio stations around the country as well as the MacArthur Foundation. He’s also served on advisory panels for PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, MacNeil-Lehrer Productions and the Independent Television Service. He has lectured widely about American politics and journalism including recent presentations in Oslo, Vienna and Warsaw.
Iverson is a graduate of Stanford University and received his MS in Telecommunications from Indiana University.