class of 1969
inducted in 2002
Susan Bernheim Winston
Emmy Award winning
After graduating from Cheltenham, Class of 1969, Susan Bernheim Winston attended both Northwestern University in Chicago and the University of Pennsylvania from which she received a B.A. in
She began her television career in Philadelphia at WCAU-TV, followed by a move to
KYW-TV producing the nationally syndicated "Mike Douglas Show." She
then moved to New York City where she became producer of ABC's
top-rated "Good Morning America." One year later, in 1981, she
became the show's Executive Producer, a position she held for three years.
During that time she was nominated twice for Emmy Awards.
In 1984, Mrs. Winston had the opportunity to serve as a Senior Producer for
ABC's coverage of the Los Angeles Summer Olympics. For this assignment she
received an Emmy Award. After the Olympics she continued to produce shows for
ABC's news department. She left ABC to become an Executive Producer at CBS
and then made the move to Los Angeles to work for Lorimar Productions.
Ms. Winston has been a producer for numerous television productions
including: "Where Are They Now?" (CBS Specials 1995-1997), "E!
On O.J." (E Channel, 1995), a series of interactive prime time tests
including "The National Driving Test", American Red Cross Emergency
Test", and Guser's guide to Planet
Earth", an environmental test that won the first ever Environmental
Media Award, (ABC 1998). Winston also helped develop, for Whittle
Communications, the youth-oriented news program "Channel One" now
viewed daily in over 11,000 schools across the country.
With her partner Dan Funk, Winston runs a full service boutique television
production company called Blanki and Bodi Productions. They are producers, writers and
directors for such varied programs as "The Academy Awards" to a
"VH 1 Christmas Music Special". She works primarily in the
non-fiction genre but has credits in other areas of TV as well. Blanki and Bodi Productions has produced for all the major networks and cable
companies. Currently they have a daily national talk show titled "The
Other Half" starring Dick Clark, Danny Bonaduce,
Mario Lopez, and Dorian Gregory. She has also completed two pilots for FOX
television titled "Crime and Justice TV". In her own words she
leads "an eclectic and hectic professional life that defies any sense of
Ms. Winston has been married for twenty-eight years to Jim Winston, a
marketing executive. They have three children: James, Dani
and Nikki. Together they enjoy just about any sport you could name but mostly
enjoy being together.