Sachi Cunningham is an assistant professor of journalism at San Francisco State University. Previously she was a staff video journalist at the Los Angeles Times, where she covered national and international stories from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to the historic El Niño big wave season of 2010. Prior to the Times Cunningham worked on the staff of the PBS news documentary series "Frontline" and "Frontline / World," where she covered stories around the world, from the first Presidential election in Afghanistan to sex trafficking in Dubai. The Emmys, Webbys and Pictures of the Year International, among others, have honored Cunningham’s work.
A graduate of UC Berkeley's School of Journalism and Brown University, Cunningham’s stories focus on the ocean environment. Her camera has taken her in the water with 350-pound blue fin tuna and Michael Phelps. With a decade of experience in feature films and commercial productions in Hollywood prior to her career in journalism, Cunningham’s stories are both entertaining and informative. She is a co-founder of reelblue LLC, a media production company with Dr. Jennifer Galvin. An avid surfer, when not crafting stories, Cunningham can be found bobbing in the Pacific with her husband, eyes fixed on the horizon, waiting for the next wave.