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Gardner Productions is led by Anna Chadwick Gardner, an accomplished and award-winning journalist, storyteller and content creator. She has written, produced and directed more than 45 documentaries airing on networks including CNBC, A&E, DISCOVERY and INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY. Show credits include CNBC's American Greed, which is currently in its 15th season, and the Emmy-nominated COLD CASE FILES on A&E, among others. Additionally, Anna has crafted compelling productions for corporate and non-profit clients including The Kohl Children's Museum of Greater Chicago, The Chicago Cubs, and Talo Home Concierge.

Anna approaches all of her projects with skill, curiosity and authenticity, and has decades of experience leading a variety of projects from development to final delivery. She has adeptly navigated complex subject matters with interviewees ranging from serial fraudsters and FBI agents, to families of murder victims and survivors of heinous sexual assault, to politicians and CEOs.


With a Finance degree and a background working as a Management Consultant for a prestigious NYC firm, as well as a Masters Degree in Journalism and 20 years of experience in the field, Anna has the unique ability to deftly manage the creative side as well as the business side of production.   Collaborating with some of the best crews and editors in the business, Anna helps clients across all industries distill their message and tell their story. 

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