Steve Rivo


Steve Rivo is a documentary filmmaker who has produced, directed and written projects for networks including PBS, CNN, MTV, MSNBC, Discovery, Investigation Discovery (ID), The Weather Channel, Court TV/TruTV and VH1, as well as for filmmakers Alex Gibney, Robert Redford, and Ric Burns. Over an 18-year career in non-fiction television, he has produced programs that have received major industry honors including Emmys, Du-Pont-Columbia, Peabody, IDA, Telly and Cine Golden Eagle awards.

Selected credits include co-producer of the PBS series New York: A Documentary Film (directed by Ric Burns), producer of two of Burns’ films for the PBS series, American Experience: Eugene O’Neill and Ansel Adams, director and producer of episodes of Death Row Stories for CNN, as well as numerous hours of true-crime and political documentaries for television.

In addition to his work for television, Steve has completed a number of film projects for non-profit groups and clients, including the American Institute of Architects, Domus, Columbia University, and Random House, Inc. A graduate of Columbia University, he is an adjunct assistant professor at Hofstra University, where he teaches in their MFA program.