Ivy Media

Executive Producer, Cari Stein and Senior Producer Kim Skeen with the Australian crew.
Executive Producer Cari Stein and Senior Producer Kim Skeen with the Australian crew.

Ivy Media's interest in Global Harbors began in 2004 after viewing a slide presentation by Martin Millspaugh. It was obvious from the beginning the story was made for TV. As part of the research, development and production team, Ivy Media has played an integral role in taking this fascinating, yet untold story, and crafting it into a high quality, high definition television documentary for public television. With more than 60 years of combined broadcast experience producing for network news magazines, public television, cable channels and local television stations, it was the perfect partnership.

Cari Stein, Executive Producer of Global Harbors is a veteran of network news, local news, public affairs, reality and entertainment programming. Ms. Stein's credits include senior producer for USA TODAY Live and Women's Entertainment Network, segment producer for an ABC News 9-11 special on intelligence reform, producer for WETA programming highlighting the PBS series "America at a Crossroads, a political satire program with Mark Russell, documentary field segments for Comcast, Retirement Living, PBS programs, UMTV, Voice of America, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other broadcast and cable outlets.

Cari Stein interviews Martin L. Millspaugh.
Cari Stein interviews Martin L. Millspaugh.

Prior to Ivy Media, Ms Stein served as executive producer and president of Persephone Productions which produces the nationally acclaimed weekly PBS women's news and social issues analysis program, To the Contrary. Besides day to day production, Ms. Stein directed coverage of the U.N. Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, the U.N. Conference on Women in Beijing, China, and political convention and election coverage during the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Presidential campaigns. Ms. Stein spent ten years as a news producer and then executive producer for WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Maryland. Her credits also include WVUE-TV in New Orleans and ABC Radio Network News.

Ms. Stein's honors include Communicator Awards, Clarion Awards, a Gracie Award from American Women in Radio and Television, EMMA's from the National Women's Political Caucus and Radcliffe College, the ICI Educational Foundation/American University Award for coverage of personal finance issues, the Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from the New York State Society of CPA's for a series on women and retirement and an award for excellence in feature reporting from the Associated Press.

Kim Skeen, Senior Producer of Global Harbors has 24 years of experience in broadcast news. Ms. Skeen has produced investigative reports for CNN and the ABC NEWS 9-11 Special: Where Things Stand. She's produced programming for and about Voice of America's Afghanistan service, TV Ashna, the International Center for Journalists, the Smithsonian Institution and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Ms. Skeen was an Emmy nominated investigative producer at ABC NEWS for six years, producing stories for Primetime Thursday, 20/20, World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, and special events including the network's Peabody and

Kim Skeen interview Laurie Brereton in Australia.
Kim Skeen interviews Laurie Brereton in Australia.

Emmy Award winning 9-11 coverage. Assigned to Senior Correspondent Chris Wallace, at 20/20 and Primetime Thursday, Ms. Skeen developed and produced investigative reports on one of the nation's largest medical insurance scams, inadequate security for stinger missiles, the transfer of U.S. missile technology to the Chinese, Nazi war criminals taking refuge in Australia, heroin use on Wall Street, wasteful spending at the Internal Revenue Service and the threat of cyber terrorism.

Prior to 20/20, Ms. Skeen was a Senior Investigative Reporter for WJLA-TV's I-Team in Washington, DC where she won the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for her investigation into improper burials Arlington National Cemetery. In addition, Ms. Skeen has received more than 30 journalism honors including, the George Polk Award, two Edward R. Murrow Awards, National Association of Black Journalists Awards, 6 regional Emmys, 6 regional Radio Television News Directors Association Awards and an EMMA Award for crime coverage. Before WJLA, Ms. Skeen held anchoring and reporting positions at WMAR-TV in Baltimore, WFMY-TV in Greensboro, and WJBF-TV in Augusta.