Ms. Jody Hassett Sanchez Senior Fellow Alumna

Ms. Jody Hassett Sanchez is president of Pointy Shoe Productions (PSP), a documentary and long-form production company that explores issues of faith and culture.

She is the producer of SOLD: Fighting the New Global Slave Trade, a documentary filmed in India, Pakistan, and West Africa about people of faith on the front lines of the fight against 21st century slavery—a multi-billion dollar business.

PSP also produced Tongues of Fire, a film about the rapid spread of Pentecostalism around the world as well as a documentary about missionaries from Africa determined to “reconvert” Europe.

Before becoming a filmmaker, Sanchez spent 17 years in network television, most recently at ABC. She covered religion, culture, and education for ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, as well as filing stories for Nightline.

Prior to ABC News, she traveled the globe with CNN for almost 12 years. As the State Department producer covering Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Sanchez reported from Mongolia one week and a refugee camp in Macedonia the next.

Sanchez was a senior producer of CNN’s series on the legacy of the Cold War and was an arts reporter for CNN International. Her honors include an Edward R. Murrow Award, a National Emmy Award, USC Getty Annenburg Fellowship for Journalism in the Arts, and Journalistes en Europe Fellowship.

A graduate of Smith College and a native Cape Codder, she lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, George Sanchez.