Samia Khan


Samia Khan brings over 15 years of experience working with marginalized communities around the world, and creating stories that share their perspectives with the wider world. At the Emmy-award winning studio, MediaStorm, Samia partnered with major media companies, like the New York Times, the Atlantic, and the New Yorker, to create stories that reframed history around the legacy of slavery in America, celebrate the work of African-American artists who create counter-narratives to media mis/representation, and honor the work and lives of women on the frontlines of the Arab Spring. Her work has been featured on CNN, Sundance, the WSJ. Magazine, and festivals around the world. Samia has had the pleasure of interviewing many high-profile individuals on-camera, including Ai Weiwei, Reese Witherspoon, former First Lady Michelle Obama, and Oprah Winfrey. She has lectured at universities, industry events, and conducted workshops on digital strategy, storytelling, and impact.

Samia explores storytelling through mediums beyond film and has a keen interest in the digital landscape. She recently worked to create immersive content to unpack complex data for the Carnegie Corporation’s project on U.S.-Russia relations. Her experience working in digital media gives her key insights on digital distribution and strategy. Her latest project, American Muslim, is a multi-platform project in partnership with PBS that re-examines what it means to be American, who counts, and belongs.

Samia’s storytelling perspective is critically informed by her experiences as a Pakistani immigrant who grew up around the world; and by her work in international development and social justice movements. She currently lives in the woods of the Hudson Valley with her husband and son.