After an award-winning career in television news, Elizabeth Donatelli began her own production company, Seven Shots Productions, which creates videos for companies, nonprofits, and unscripted television shows. She is currently the show producer for an investigative news magazine style show and joined the National Journalism Center as its director.
The Washington, D.C.-native attended the University of Southern California where she graduated with a broadcast journalism degree from the Annenberg School of Communications and minor in critical approaches to leadership. As a student, she interned at ABC News, MSNBC, and Torrance CitiCABLE.
In 2005, Elizabeth started her broadcast career at WCAV/WVAW/WAHU in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she spent two years as a reporter while also shooting and editing her own stories. Elizabeth produced and anchored the launch of the station’s noon newscast and reported on both the night and morning shifts.
In 2007, Elizabeth headed to WAVE in Louisville, Kentucky, just in time for the Kentucky Derby. She spent three of her five years in the bluegrass covering the General Assembly in Frankfort. Elizabeth routinely sparred with other veteran reporters on KET’s Comment on Kentucky, a roundtable for journalists. She also covered the highly publicized rise of Tea Party star, Senator Rand Paul, for which she as awarded honors from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. While in Louisville, she was nominated for five Emmys.
Her career took her to Las Vegas, Nevada, to cover the 2012 Presidential race. While in Nevada, she spent two years at KSNV where she was nominated for four Emmys.
Elizabeth has also appeared on CNN, MSNBC, NBC’s Nightly News, and the Weather Channel, among other networks.
After ten years in the news industry, Elizabeth transitioned her storytelling skills as the senior producer at Insight Visual Media, where she wrote, shot, edited, and produced YoungWild on the Sportsman Channel. In her time in Oklahoma City, she supervised a set-build, redeveloped the format to include more character interviews and less narration, and introduced sidebars stories and new characters.
Once that show wrapped, she continued working in long-form as the show producer for Michelle Malkin Investigates, a 45-minute online news magazine program. She is in charge of research, field producing, and post producing each episode that investigates various topics from wrongful convictions to the collapsing commercial fishing industry to datamining youth.
In 2014 she moved back to Washington, DC, where she began her own video production company. Elizabeth recently traveled to Uganda for a project documenting the building of schools in rural areas.
In her spare time Elizabeth enjoys travelling and has turned that passion into a successful travel website and YouTube channel. She has also enjoys soccer, which she has coached and played soccer since her youth.