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Ila Kovitz

Bo Kovitz is a documentary filmmaker and journalist whose work explores issues in criminal justice, environmental justice, public health and education. She has experience as a director, producer, investigative reporter, videographer and editor.

Bo has worked on documentary projects that have been featured in Sundance Lab, POV, GoodPitch and PBS Frontline. She is currently the Marlon T. Riggs Fellow in Documentary Filmmaking at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.

In her free time, she advises incarcerated writers at the San Quentin News at San Quentin State Prison.


  • M.A., Journalism, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

  • B.A., Political Science, UC Berkeley


  • Asian American Journalists Association

  • International Documentary Association

  • Society of Professional Journalists


Criminal Justice, Environment, Health, Human Rights, Investigative, Politics, Social Issues, Urban Reporting


Documentary, New Media, Video Journalism