Alexandra Pelosi is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker, television producer, and author. She is the daughter of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi was born in San Francisco, California on October 5, 1970. She attended the University of California at Berkeley and graduated with a major in Media Studies in 1992.
Pelosi began her career as a producer and director at NBC News in 1992. She worked on various projects including Dateline, The Today Show, and NBC Nightly News. She was part of the team that won a DuPont-Columbia Award for a Dateline piece on the controversial issue of religion and schooling.
In 2001, Pelosi left NBC to pursue her own independent documentary projects. She directed numerous documentaries for HBO, including the Emmy Award-winning Journeys with George (2002), which followed then-President George W. Bush on the campaign trail. In 2008, Pelosi directed the documentary Homeless: The Motel Kids of Orange County, which focused on homeless children living in motels in Orange County, California.
Pelosi has also worked in television production. She was the co-creator of the HBO series Women in Politics (2009-2011). She was also the executive producer of the documentary series The Words That Built America (2017).
In addition to her work in television and film, Pelosi is an author. In 2006, she published a memoir of her experiences on the campaign trail with President Bush, titled Diary of a Political Tourist. She also published the book The People’s House (2008), a book about her family’s long history in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Today, Pelosi continues to pursue her career in documentary filmmaking and television production. She is currently working on a documentary film about the history of the House of Representatives.
Pelosi has been honored with numerous awards for her work, including the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award, the Gracie Award, and the Emmy Award.