Janet Tobias


Janet Tobias is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker. Tobias started her film and television career at CBS' 60 Minutes as Diane Sawyer's associate producer. After working at the networks for a little over a decade, she moved to PBS, where she created and executive produced the Emmy Award-winning PBS program Life 360.

Tobias made her theatrical debut in 2012 with the documentary feature No Place On Earth, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and was released by Magnolia Pictures in the U.S. and Senator in Europe. Her most recent documentary feature, Unseen Enemy, on the 21st-century threat of pandemics, was released at the Copenhagen and Beijing International Film Festivals and broadcast on five continents in nine languages. Both No Place On Earth and Unseen Enemy were nominated for Writers Guild Awards.

Janet Tobias is also an adjunct assistant professor of medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a research professor of Global Public Health at NYU. She was a member of the Drug Forum of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences from 2009 to 2015.

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