Edward Gray is a three-time Emmy Award winner and a two-time winner of the Writers Guild of America Award. A producer, director and writer, Ed is known for his skill and sensitivity in helping people tell their stories.
He has made more than a dozen documentaries for national broadcast on PBS. They include In Defense of Food (produced with Michael Schwarz), the story of best-selling author Michael Pollan’s search to discover what we should eat to be healthy; Security vs. Liberty, a look at counterterrorism policies for the series America At A Crossroads; Through Many Lives: The Aging Brain, for the series The Secret Life of the Brain; and The Orphan Trains, an episode of the American Experience series that tells the story of the little-known social experiment that sent 150,000 poor urban children to live with new families in rural America.
Also for public television, Ed wrote and directed Alaska, The World and Wally Hickel, the story of the independent-minded Secretary of the Interior whom Richard Nixon fired after the shootings at Kent State. And Ed co-produced and co-directed another Michael Pollan film, The Botany of Desire, which explores our rich relationships with four of the world’s most successful plants.
For ABC News, Ed was senior producer and co-writer of Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination–Beyond Conspiracy, and producer and co-writer of Dangerous World: The Kennedy Years. He spent three years as a staff producer and writer in the TV production unit of The New York Times, where he made documentaries for Showtime, National Geographic and the Discovery Channel. Ed has also produced short videos for the PBS website, Mount Sinai Hospital and Harvard Business School. He lives in New York City.