Rayner Ramirez is an award-winning Producer, Cinematographer and Writer of television news and documentaries. He is the Founder of Tilt Shift Media, a production company currently producing a documentary about the Harlem Children’s Zone.
For almost two decades, Rayner has produced for NBC, ABC and CBS News. He has travelled to five continents, two dozen countries and 47 states covering stories about conflict, immigration, terrorism, health care, climate change, drug wars, human rights and natural disasters. Rayner helped launch Fusion where he was the Executive Producer of the digital channel’s Investigative Unit that produced the digital channel’s most-watched documentaries. Rayner was a producer on Let It Fall, a full-length feature documentary about the 1992 LA Riots which won a 2018 Dupont Award. He’s the recipient of several Emmy Awards including one for Video Production and another for the Craft of Writing. Other awards include a Dupont Award for coverage of Hurricane Katrina; an Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage of Hurricane Gustav, a National Headliners Awards for a story on homelessness and the recovery of a 9/11 survivor, Clarion Award, The Harry Chapin Media Award, Casey Center for Children and Families Journalism Award. Rayner draws from his previous work experience as a carpenter, human rights observer and writer for non-profit organizations to inform his work as a journalist. Rayner has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He lives with his wife and children in Washington Heights in New York City, up the block from WHEELS.