An incredible journalist who has been so inspiring to me as both a journalist and a person. Every time we talk it’s just so amazing to hear him express himself and really show his love for journalism and not be afraid to go there and mix his personal life with his professional life.
i have a new guy crush this time it’s not a footballer, movie star, band vox, or something like that, he’s a journo, Vanguard cutest journo. Say hi to Christof Putzel.
Christof Putzel iis a correspondent for Current TV’s no-limits documentary series, “Vanguard.”
A third generation news reporter, Christof has been nominated for three Emmys and won an Alfred I. duPont Award, a Livingston Award, a National Headliner Award and two Webby Awards. He has worked in over a dozen countries to produce multiple documentaries for Current’s “Vanguard” documentary series. In addition to Current, his work has appeared on ABC’s Nightline, Good Morning America, CBC, and the Sundance Channel.
Christof began his production career while still an undergraduate at Connecticut College, where he produced and directed his first documentary, “Left Behind,” about AIDS orphans in Kenya. After screening at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival, “Left Behind” went on to win a Student Academy Award, a Student Emmy, a Silver Chris Award, the International Documentary Association’s David Wolper Award and the HBO Films Award.
Christof grew up in Washington, DC and lived in Moscow during the collapse of the Soviet Union. His journalism roots go back more than two generations. His father, Michael Putzel, covered the Vietnam War and the White House for AP, before joining “The Boston Globe” as Washington bureau chief. His mother, Ann Blackman, was a correspondent for “Time Magazine” and reporter for AP before becoming a successful author. His grandfather, Samuel G. Blackman, was top editor of The Associated Press.
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