Vice President, Program Development, CNN America
Nancy Duffy is Vice President of Program Development for CNN America.
Nancy Duffy is Vice President of Program Development for CNN America. She is an Emmy® Award-winning producer who joined CNN in 2013 to oversee the development and production of CNN pilots and HLN unscripted programming. She also supervised the creation of pilots with CNN personalities including Alisyn Camerota, Chris Cuomo, S.E. Cupp and Bill Weir, executive produced The CNN Quiz Show, and the HLN Original Series.
Under Duffy's direction, HLN has launched five internally-produced original series dedicated to true crime, mysteries and investigations: How It Really Happened with Hill Harper, a retrospective of the most notorious crimes, mysteries, trials, and celebrity tragedies of the past century; Something's Killing Me with BD Wong, a medical mystery docu-series on puzzling diseases and symptoms that result in a life or death struggle; Inside Evil with Chris Cuomo, an investigative series that takes viewers inside the psychology of violence and how it is affecting real people across America; Very Scary People hosted by Donnie Wahlberg, and Dead Wives Club, mystery whodunit.
Prior to joining CNN, Duffy was the Executive Producer of Syndicated Programming at Fox where she served as production lead at Twentieth Television for Geraldo at Large and The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet. Her first role at Fox was executive producer of The Pulse with Shepard Smith, a one-hour newsmagazine series that aired on Fox Broadcasting Network. She also developed and produced Justice with Judge Jeanine, a legal news show on high-profile cases, issues and trends for Fox News Channel.
Duffy started her career in television at CBS News where she won four Emmy® Awards and a Peabody Award as a producer of 48 Hours. As an original producer of 48 Hours, she traveled to the Persian Gulf with David Martin, produced a 90-minute special on Paul McCartney and covered Bill Clinton's 1992 inauguration. As a producer of 60 Minutes and 60 Minutes II, Duffy worked with CBS anchors Scott Pelley and Ed Bradley. She had senior producing credits with Street Stories with Ed Bradley, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, Coast To Coast, the 50th Anniversary of the Smithsonian Institution: Fantastic Journey with Dan Rather and America Tonight with Deborah Norville and Dana King. She was executive producer of CBS News Primetime coverage of the OJ Simpson Trial.
She graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.
Duffy is married to CNBC Executive Producer Chuck Schaeffer and lives in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York.