Greg Jacobs

New America Fellow

Greg Jacobs was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow. He will co-direct a feature-length documentary film on the power and potential impact of quality early childhood education. Greg is the co-founder of Chicago-based Siskel/Jacobs Productions, which produced the landmark History Channel documentary 102 Minutes That Changed America, as well as the Emmy-winning National Geographic Channel special Witness: Katrina. He also co-directed the acclaimed documentary film Louder Than a Bomb. A graduate of Yale University, Greg has an M.A. in history from Ohio State and is the author of Getting Around Brown, a history of school desegregation in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.