David Gelber

Executive Producer

Photo: The Years Project / Lucian Read

Why I'm Involved

I covered about ten war zones in my years at 60 MINUTES, but this story, global warming, is just as dramatic -- and more important -- than any of them. We've spent three years figuring out how to tell the story in ways that are absolutely riveting -- and with the same editorial integrity that guided us at 60 MINUTES. I'll bet you won't see anything on TV this year that's more entertaining, more informative and more important than YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY.

David Gelber

About David Gelber

David Gelber is co-founder and chairman of The Years Project. He served as Ed Bradley’s producer at 60 Minutes® for twenty-five years, during which he won every major journalism award, including a Peabody, two DuPont Awards and eight Emmy® Awards.

During the nineties, Gelber was executive producer of Peter Jennings Reporting at ABC News®. He spent two winters in Sarajevo producing documentaries on the Bosnian Conflict. He returned to CBS News® in 1996 to head the Ed Bradley Unit. Gelber and Joel Bach left 60 MINUTES in 2011 to create the Emmy-winning series YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY and have focused on communicating stories about the climate crisis ever since.