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For over 20 years, David Block has worked as a documentary producer/director and a freelance journalist. He is also legally blind and has been that way since birth.

As a freelance journalist, he has over 1500 articles published in a variety of publications such as, New York Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Jazz Journal International, London Times, Runner’s World, Running Times, Runner’s Gazette, Jerusalem Post, and dozens of local magazines and newspapers. During his extensive career, he has interviewed high profile athletes, celebrities, government agents, and musicians such as Kobe Bryant, Bill Cosby, Joe Frazier, Florence Henderson, Bruce Jenner, Lee Majors, Sarah Palin’s parents – Charles & Sally Heath-, David Sanborn, McCoy Tyner, and Grover Washington, Jr. He has never shied away from difficult assignments and never missed a deadline. To date, he has made seven documentaries, many of which have been televised and screened at film festivals; some have won film festival awards.

David Block is currently earning his Masters’ Degree at Temple University, Philadelphia. In April 2016, the Journalism department at Temple University awarded him David the Lori Schipper Scholarship for Distinguished Achievement in journalism.