Christof Putzel Biography
Christof Putzel is an award-winning investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. The DuPont Award-winning journalist is a former correspondent for Al Jazeera America’s news magazine America Tonight.
He attended the University of Vermont, where he received a degree in political science.
After graduation, Putzel began his career in journalism as a researcher for NBC News in New York City. He later worked as a producer for CNN, where he covered major news events such as the 9/11 attacks and the war in Iraq. In 2005, he joined Al Jazeera English as a correspondent, where he reported on a wide range of stories from around the world.
In 2008, Putzel joined Current TV, where he hosted and produced the investigative documentary series “Vanguard.” During his time at Current TV, he produced over 50 hours of programming, covering topics such as the drug war in Mexico, the rise of neo-Nazism in Europe, and the environmental impact of oil drilling in the Arctic.
In 2013, Putzel joined “60 Minutes Sports” as a correspondent, where he reported on stories ranging from sports doping scandals to the exploitation of college athletes. He has won numerous awards for his reporting, including a News & Documentary Emmy, a Peabody Award, and a duPont-Columbia Award.
In recent years, Putzel has continued to work as an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker, producing work for outlets such as National Geographic, HBO, and Netflix. He is known for his fearless reporting and his commitment to uncovering the truth behind complex and controversial stories.
Christof Putzel Age
Putzel was born in 1979 in Washington, D.C., U.S and grew up in Moscow. He is 39 years old as of 2018.
Christof Putzel Family
Putzel was born to Michael Putzel who covered the Vietnam War and the White House for the Associated Press and Ann Blackman who was a correspondent for Time Magazine and a reporter for the Associated Press.
Christof Putzel Grandfather
Putzel’s grandfather Samuel G. Blackman ran the Associated Press for three decades.
Christof Putzel Married | Christof Putzel Wife
Pultez married to Julia Taft on 2 June 2007. Taft is the great-granddaughter of the late Robert A. Taft, Republican senator from Ohio, and a great-great-granddaughter of President and Chief Justice William Howard Taft. The couple divorced on 25 September 2014.
Christof Putzel Left Behind
While attending Connecticut College, Putzel made his first documentary Left Behind, about AIDS orphans in Kenya.
The film launched his career winning over a dozen awards at film festivals, including a Student Academy Award, the International Documentary Association’s David Wolper Award, and HBO Films Best Student Film Award.
Christof Putzel Travel Channel | Christof Putzel Mission Declassified
Christof Putzel is an investigative journalist and television host who has worked for several media outlets, including the Travel Channel and Discovery Channel. He is best known for his show “Mission Declassified,” which airs on the Travel Channel.
In “Mission Declassified,” Putzel travels around the world to uncover some of the most intriguing mysteries and unsolved cases in history. He uses his investigative skills to piece together clues and gather evidence, shedding new light on these fascinating stories.
Some of the topics covered in “Mission Declassified” include the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart, and the hunt for Nazi war criminals.
Christof Putzel Alcatraz
The documentary Escape from Alcatraz premiered on Sunday, March 24 2019. The premiere episode begins in San Francisco, where in 1962, three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz. Officially, they died in the surrounding waters. But FBI files say otherwise. Putzel braves those same waters, hunts down inside information and goes on a manhunt across two continents to track down the whereabouts of the missing men.
Christof Putzel Salary
DuPont Award-winning journalist is believed to receive a good amount as his annual salary but the exact amount is not yet revealed.