Dan Slepian ’92, award-winning investigative producer for Dateline NBC and Stony Brook alumnus, has been investigating and producing documentaries about wrongful convictions for more than a decade.
His latest work—“Conviction”— is an original 12 part digital series and the first of its kind from NBC News. Filmed over two years, it follows Slepian as he investigates the case of New York State inmate Richard Rosario, who was convicted of murder in 1996 yet always insisted he is innocent.
Slepian was an involved leader during his days at Stony Brook—he served as the Student Government President from 1990 to 1992—and continues to stay connected through his role on the professional board of advisors for Stony Brook’s School of Journalism. He has come back to campus to share his experiences with current students as part of the “My Life As…” series.