Destination TruthTeam

  • Name: Jael Depardo
    Occupation: Researcher

    History:

    Jael has produced and reported from vacation destinations and conflict zones alike, covering everything from fashion to the FARC to the environment. She has produced stories in Colombia, Panama, and Mexico.

    Jael's diverse skill set — hosting, reporting, writing — accelerated her rise to become the face and voice of Current TV. While Jael has achieved incredible success as an in-studio host, it has been her intrepid and award winning field reporting that's truly brought her the most critical acclaim. Her work has won her numerous awards and accolades, including a Silver Telly and Bronze Remi for her exploration of tidal turbines as an alternative energy source in New York City.

  • Name: Sharra Jenkins
    Occupation: Tech Manager

    History:

    Sharra's love of gear and travel came together when she joined the Destination Truth team this year. She began her career in film and television in 2001 and worked her way into the camera department completely by chance, after doing just about every job on set. To Sharra, "it was love at first shot."

    After taking a few years away from television to teach snowboarding, she began to pursue work in camera when she moved to Los Angeles in 2004. A year and a half of camera assistant experience on MTV's Pimp My Ride led to the knowledge of gear management, including lighting and camera car rigging. Over the next few years Sharra had the pleasure of learning from some of the best reality television camera operators in the business, and in 2007, became an operator herself.

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