Producer, Writer, Director
Emmy-nominated producer, award-winning journalist, writer and director, Nina Shelton with works on television, film and digital platforms. She currently produces programming for Arizona Public Media, the PBS station serving Tucson and Southern Arizona. She is also the founder of a scripted film company, Crossing Barriers Media.
Previously, she produced American history programming for C-SPAN where she worked with national organizations including the Library of Congress, the National Archives, Smithsonian Institution and the White House Historical Society to present their events to a national audience.
In addition, Ms. Shelton has worked with Discovery, PBS, BET, and WNET, and was supervising producer at Everest Production where she led the development and production of over ten series, including the Emmy-nominated, Rhythm & Roots and The Global Kitchen, both airing on the new national network, Ebru TV. She also produced the network’s daily lifestyle show for women, Daily Connection, produced arts and cultural programming, reality, newsmagazine and public affairs series. It was at Everest Production where Ms. Shelton created and oversaw production on the cable channel’s first morning news program, where she was responsible for the creative development of the show, as well as hiring and supervising a staff of hosts, reporters, producers and bookers.
Previously, Ms. Shelton was a writer for the Hallmark Channel series, New Morning and was a producer for the PBS station WHYY in Philadelphia, where she created a wide variety of programming. In addition, she served as Director of Children’s Programming for the PBS station, WTIU, where she produced the series The Friday Zone. She was also the Executive Producer of Human Relations 101, a sketch comedy special for air on WPXN in New York.
Ms. Shelton worked as producer/writer for HBO. There she earned her first Emmy-nomination on the newsmagazine program What Matters. She also spent several years at Sesame Workshop, working both figuratively and literally on Sesame Street, and was producer and writer for the critically acclaimed series Big Bag for Cartoon Network. She was a writer for the PBS series Barney & Friends, Cyberchase and Disney’s Out of the Box. Ms. Shelton has developed a number of programs for television including Troubles the Cat, the first Latino animated series to air in the US.
Ms. Shelton was a fellow recipient of the American Film Institute (AFI) Digital Content Lab. She was also a New Media Fellow with the National Black Programming Consortium through the Corporation of Public Broadcasting and a finalist at the UrbanWorld Film Festival Screenwriters Competition for her screenplay The Right Touch.
Ms. Shelton is currently earning a Masters in Entrepreneurship with the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. She received a BFA from New York University.