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Kayla McCormick

Chicago, IL, United States

Kayla McCormick is the Director and Producer of selectED. As a Chicago native with nearly twenty years of experience producing both long and short for series for television, she is thrilled to have completed her first feature length documentary. Ms. McCormick started her career in New York in 1996 as an International Radio & Television Fellowship winner working for Barbara Walter. While embedded with the U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, she created the verite-style show and shooting model for the Weather Channel Series Coast Guard Storm Stories. McCormick’s Weather Channel documentary on the 2004 Las Vegas Flash Flood received a Silver Telly Award, the highest honor, from out of nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents. Her pilot episode of The World’s Most Dangerous Road - Bolivia was one of the highest-rated, primetime specials for History Channel the year it premiered in 2006. In 2007, McCormick became a staff producer for The Oprah Winfrey Show. She field produced and managed small- and large-scale shoots all over the world, including co-producing Oprah’s Next Chapter: Ms. McCormick’s experience also includes numerous productions for PBS and A&E Network.

Kayla's ArtPrize Entries

These are Kayla's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.