Janet Tobias

Janet Tobias is an Emmy-Award winning filmmaker with parallel careers in medicine/technology and film/television. Tobias started her film and television career at CBS’ 60 Minutes as Diane Sawyer’s associate producer. She then worked as a producer at ABC News’ Prime Time and as the editorial producer for ABC’s legal and criminal justice coverage. Later, she worked as a national producer at Dateline NBC, and then as an executive producer at VNI (which became New York Times Television). After working at the networks, she moved to PBS where she created and executive produced the Emmy Award-winning PBS program Life 360. In 2001, Tobias founded her own television/film production company Sierra/ Tango Productions. In the last decade, Sierra/Tango has produced over a dozen documentaries on social issues ranging from medical ethics to the life of teenagers in America. Tobias made her theatrical debut in 2012 with the documentary feature No Place On Earth, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and was later nominated for Best Feature Documentary Screenplay by the Writers Guild of America. Janet Tobias is also an adjunct assistant professor of Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a research professor of Global Public Health at NYU. She was a member of the Drug Forum of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences from 2009 to 2015.