Documentary filmmaker, journalist and public relations specialist, CB Hackwork has over 30 years of experience in television, print and new media. His work has involved extensive travel abroad with a special emphasis on Africa.
As a reporter, his writing appeared in numerous publications, including Time Magazine, USA Today, Atlanta Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Nashville Tennessean, Fort Lauderdale News-Sun Sentinel and Southern Exposure.
He is the winner of numerous awards for journalism, including more than 20 Emmys. In 1993, he produced a special on breast cancer that won the prestigious Green Eyeshade Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Hackworth spent nearly a year in the local programming department at WSB-TV Channel 2, where he produced Monica Kaufman’s “Closeups” and John Pruitt’s “Action News PrimeTime” and the entertainment show “Hot Topics.”
Earlier, as a Special Projects producer at WXIA-TV Channel 11, Hackworth oversaw production of “In Dept” franchise reports for 11pm newscast with a full-time unit that included two reporters and two photographers. He developed, wrote and produced news stories and specials, including acclaimed Olympic documentary 17 Days in the Life of Atlanta. He also was co-producer of the Sunday morning talk show 11Alive in Depth.
Before making the transition to television, Hackworth was a print journalist. Rising from police beat reporter to City Editor at a daily newspaper in North Georgia, he became editor of Creative Loafing, the nation’s largest alternative weekly newspaper, with responsibility for editorial content and reporting staff. He wrote columns and cover stories for a number of years, including one on racism in a north Georgia county which led to the largest Civil Rights demonstration of the 1980s.
He served on the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and is a past Vice President of both the Atlanta Press Club and the Atlanta Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Over the years, he has been a member of professional organizations ranging from Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) to the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Currently, Hackwork is a scholar-in-residence at the Leadership Center at Morehouse College working in conjunction with the Andrew Young Foundation, having directed over a dozen documentaries with former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young. Recently, he filmed and is now editing four public leadership forums highlighting the contributions of Atlanta leaders Dr. Benjamin Mays, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Mayor Maynard Jackson and Ambassador Andrew Young. The completed project will serve as the cornerstone for leadership studies course Social and Political Change in the 20th Century.