David Tereshchuk is an award-winning broadcaster, writer and media analyst. His weekly on-line column "THE MEDIA BEAT by DAVID TERESHCHUK" began in print (2004) in New York's morning newspaper, AM New York, then published by the Tribune Company.
He has written for the New York Times and other publications in the US, The Guardian and The Observer newspapers in the UK, and been a producer, correspondent, anchor and network executive with national television companies including ITV and Channel Four (UK), and ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E, and The History Channel (US).
He has advised global corporations, governments, non-profits and international organizations on their media and communications policies.
DT's early media work included coverage of Northern Ireland's violence, and then extended into international issues, especially in the Third World. In the 1980s he headed British commercial television’s network division making programs on ethical and religious matters.
He helped build and subsequently ran from London the International Broadcasting Trust, a non-profit company devoted to producing and distributing TV programming on Third World subjects, plus accompanying printed material.
He was honored by Britain's Royal Television Society with its Social Documentary Award, and by the British Association for the Advancement of Science with its Television Award.
Since relocating to New York in the 1990s, he has produced documentaries for national broadcast and overseas distribution.
He has worked as a media consultant and TV producer for the United Nations system, and frequently compiled reports and documentaries on UN activity throughout the world. His consultancy work has also served corporations such as Pfizer and Time Warner, and non-profits including The Children's Tumor Foundation, a national medical charity. From 2005 to 2011 he overhauled "new media" operations for the US Catholic church's principal international arm, the Maryknoll mission movement.
He has also taught broadcast news and documentary-making at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism, and is a member of the National Book Critics' Circle.
DT holds a Master's degree from Oxford University in English Language and Literature, and lives in New York City and on Long Island with his wife, Melissa Bellinelli.