Pamela Hamilton is a writer and producer with a focus on great American stories that inform and inspire the public. She is also an advisor for bestselling authors, nonprofit organizations, and renowned experts.
An ardent supporter of fair and balanced reporting, Pamela serves on the board of directors of the Society of Journalists’ Deadline Club, a prestigious organization established in 1925 to support and honor the best in New York journalism. She chairs various categories for the annual awards contest. Past award-winners include ABC News, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Associated Press, Reuters, BuzzFeed News, The Daily Beast, Newsday, TIME, Fortune, New York Magazine, Marie Clare, NBC News Digital, and Forbes.
Pamela earned her journalism credentials at NBC News where she served on staff for nearly fifteen years and covered some of the most notable news stories of the 21st Century, including 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, the war in Iraq, presidential elections, major natural disasters, and Hollywood awards. Her work encompasses politics, the environment, social justice, health, beauty and style, women’s issues, and more. She coordinated the entertainment unit of NBC’s Today Show, Weekend, and produced the NBC Concert Series on Rockefeller Plaza. In addition to live productions, Pamela produced longer form feature stories on musicians, including Carly Simon, Garth Brooks, Harry Connick Jr, Melissa Etheridge, Jon Bon Jovi, Bob Weir and Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead. As an on-camera reporter, Pamela has interviewed iconic figures in music, film, and business for NBC’s Today Show, Weekend, WNBC’s Today in New York, and other programs.
Her film work includes producer of the Sony Pictures Classics documentary Grateful Dawg, an intimate portrait of Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia and his musical friendship with mandolin virtuoso David Grisman. Grateful Dawg won the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the Newport International Film Festival and was in theatrical release across the US. It is available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Vudu, and DirectTV. The film was directed by Gillian Grisman, founder of 11th Hour Productions. Pamela produced and directed the The Empire State Building’s Return to Glory, an exclusive look into the multimillion-dollar renovation of the New York landmark, focusing on the preservation and conservation of significant historical treasures. The film was produced for the Art Deco Society of New York; she currently serves on the organization’s advisory board.
Other professional experience comprises several years in publishing as an advisor, editor, and communications specialist. In 2015 she joined publishing powerhouse Regan Arts where she launched successful publicity campaigns for debut and established authors, securing media coverage in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Vogue, Vanity Fair, The Daily Beast, and other major media outlets. To further expand her clients’ public profiles, and to provide audiences with dynamic and informational live events, Pamela manages book tours and speaking engagements, working closely with a wide range of venues, from the Commonwealth Club, the National Constitution Society, and the FDR Library to the National Arts Club, the Harvard Club, historical societies, theaters, and bookstores. She works with award-winning and New York Times #1 bestselling authors.
Pamela’s forthcoming book is a fictionalized biography set in the remarkable era of the 1920s. Her other writing has appeared in publications such as The Hill and the Lincoln Center Theatre Review magazine.
With a background in journalism, TV, film, and book publishing, as well as publicity, Pamela generates salable content and provides strategic counsel to those seeking broader platforms. Throughout her career, she has always held a strong interest in US issues and social advocacy and has supported various philanthropic organizations including the Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Foundation, The Innocence Project, Downstate Medical Center, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and The Guacamole Fund. She was on the board of directors of the Success Through the Arts Foundation, an organization co-founded by Jackson Browne to utilize performing arts programs as a means of enhancing self-esteem, academic achievement, self-discipline and social responsibility for K-12 students. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and the Authors Guild of America.