Journalism BA '15
Derwin Graham is a producer in the documentary film industry currently based in Houston. The 2015 graduate from the Baylor JPR&NM program was not only an all-conference student-athlete in Track & Field/XC, but he also served as the social media chair for Baylor NABJ. Since graduating from Baylor, Derwin has been working in the documentary film industry, most notably with ESPN, overseeing the archival footage process on 30 for 30 and ESPN Films projects. In 2020, he was a part of 'The Last Dance' team that won the Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series. In 2022, he won a Silver Award at the 2022 Telly Awards for his contribution on the ESPN docuseries, Ahmad Inside.
He has also worked as a producer on documentary projects for companies such as HBO, TIME and the Religion of Sports. He currently works as an archival producer for both the Religion of Sports production company and Spike Lee’s production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks.
Aside from working in the professional industry on documentaries, Derwin also pursues his own personal film projects as well. His most recent documentary film project is prepping for a festival run later this year. In May 2022, Derwin received his master’s degree in Documentary Production & Studies from the University of North Texas.
What Baylor JPR&NM means to me:
“Baylor JPR&NM was essential in my being able to step into the professional industry ready to hit the ground running. During my time in the program, faculty put me in a position to be able to handle the standards set by the industry. After going through the courses that Baylor JPR&NM offers, I graduated with confidence and the tools necessary to be successful at the highest level.” ~ Derwin Graham