Meet the Team

Jennifer Smart

Video Editor, Documentaries

Jennifer Smart is a video editor and motion graphics animator for the Newsy Documentaries team. Prior to joining Newsy in 2018, she was a junior editor in magazine video at National Geographic, specializing in animated explainers and motion graphics. She got her Bachelor of Arts in cinema and media studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

  Recent Work
US map of schools and oil/gas wells
Newsy / Jennifer SmartSci/Health

245,000 Kids Attend School Near Oil And Gas Production Across U.S.

Ghost forest near the Blackwater National Refuge
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiSci/Health

Ghost Forest: Dying trees show climate change's advance

An image of the Al Khamis market in Yemen before it was bombed by the Saudi-led coalition.
Google EarthWorld

Saudi Arabia's Air Strikes Are Killing Civilians With U.S. Weapons

Newsy / Kyle PyattSci/Health

'It's In Our Blood' — 1 Family's Story Living In An Oil/Gas Risk Zone

Newsy / Kyle PyattSci/Health

1.4 Million Live In High-Risk Zones Near Oil And Gas Production

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke speaks to voters in Iowa.
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiPolitics

Not Every Vote For President Counts The Same. Should That Change?

A new report from Newsy's partner Bellingcat reveals the identities of Russian-backed separatists linked to MH17's downing.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyWorld

Who Shot Down MH17? These Are The Rebels Linked To The Massacre

Gig worker Ryan Ha makes a delivery for DoorDash.
Newsy / Matt AnzurPolitics

The Gig Worker Dilemma: Flexibility, But Few Protections

Sen. Elizabeth Warren talks about her plan for student debt at a campaign event in Columbia, SC.
Newsy / Kyle PyattPolitics

Student Debt Is Reshaping Lives — And The Campaign Trail

A father holds a young baby.
Newsy / Kyle PyattU.S.

Maternity Deserts

A mother holds her newborn baby.
Newsy / Kyle PyattU.S.

Maternity Deserts (Trailer)

Serial numbers provide links to the origin of an Iranian unmanned aerial attack vehicle on display.
Department of Defense / EJ HersomWorld

How Iran Exerts Influence Beyond Its Borders

Homes lie in ruin across Mexico Beach, Florida.
Newsy / Kyle PyattU.S.

As Hurricane Michael Recovery Begins, Thousands Are Without Power

U.S. production of oil and gas has skyrocketed in the last few years, but most of the increase is going abroad.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyWorld

America's Oil And Gas Boom Is Creating A New Global Fossil Fuel Era

Andrea Cruz, a Puerto Rican singer/songwriter, works at a farm.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Resilience: Puerto Rico In Recovery

One year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico is rebuilding and recovering.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Resilience: Puerto Rico In Recovery (Trailer)

"Young Guns" is a new special report from Newsy examining a new kind of gun culture among millennials and Generation Z.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Young Guns

19-year-old Daniel Harris talks with Newsy's Zach Toombs about guns at the 2018 NRA Annual Meetings.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyPolitics

Young Guns (Trailer)

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is welcomed to Bagram Air Field
U.S. Department of DefenseWorld

Why The US Is Trying To Talk To The Taliban — Again

Rosa Irene Gomez Diaz and her daughter wait to request asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyWorld


A police officer in San Salvador, El Salvador on patrol in gang-controlled territory
Newsy / Kevin Clancy 

Asylum: Beyond The Border Crisis (Trailer)

Big Mail digs into the data-driven scams behind junk mail.
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiPolitics

Big Mail: Signed, Sealed, Exploited

How does a "do not mail" registry work?
Newsy / Luke PiotrowskiPolitics

How Does A 'Do Not Mail' Registry Work?

Tulsa, Oklahoma teacher Emily Durbin speaks with students in her classroom
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Walkout: The School Funding Rebellion

This Newsy special report follows Oklahoma teachers joining a national movement for education funding
Newsy / Jennifer Smart 

Walkout: The School Funding Rebellion (Trailer)

An illustration of a girl behind bars.
Newsy / Jennifer SmartU.S.

For Some Girls, Sexual Abuse Can Lead To Prison

Newsy's Noor Tagouri interviews Dennis Hof.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Sold In America: A 'Legal Pimp' Argues For Legal Prostitution

Ashley Cacho talks to Newsy at her home.
Newsy / Kevin ClancyU.S.

Sold In America: A Sex Trafficking Survivor Shares Her Story