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Post Screening Panelist, Luther: Never Too Much

Leah N. Smith


Producer, Luther: Never Too Much

Leah N. Smith is a seasoned filmmaker with nearly 25 years of experience in the media industry. She began her career at CNN News, contributing to the launch of “Anderson Cooper 360.” During her time there, Leah covered significant events like 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and various presidential elections, earning two news Emmys for her coverage of the Haiti earthquake. In 2013, she received another News and Documentary Emmy for her work on “Kids on Race: the Hidden Picture”, a documentary commissioned by CNN.

Transitioning to NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, Leah continued her focus on impactful storytelling. Currently, she’s deep into her third collaboration with Trilogy Films under the guidance of the esteemed documentarian Dawn Porter. Leah’s latest endeavor, “Luther: Never Too Much,” is a testament to her enduring love for music, particularly the melodic sounds of Luther Vandross.

Leah holds a BA in English from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.