Kyra Thompson is a four-time Emmy Award-winning executive producer of NBC’s musical competition series “The Voice.”
In addition, she is also a Peabody Award winner and DGA and Independent Spirit Award nominee with experience in both documentary and reality television.
Her credits include “Craft in America” (PBS), for which she won the Peabody, “Tough Enough (USA Network), “Young Scientist Challenge” (Discovery), “Carol Burnett: A Woman of Character” (PBS), “Bob Newhart: Unbuttoned” (PBS), “Extraordinary Moms” (OWN) and three CNN documentaries – “Doctors Under the Knife,” “Arctic Rose” and “Soldiers of Peace.”
She was nominated for an Emmy, DGA Award and Independent Spirit Award for writing, producing and directing “Dying to Tell the Story,” a film about war journalists as seen through the eyes of the sister of photographer Dan Eldon, who was slain while on assignment in Somalia. The film was short-listed for the Oscars.
She also served as producer and writer on the award-winning documentary series “A Century of Women.” This Emmy-nominated landmark six-hour series won the highest honors from the American Women in Radio and Television, the National Education Assn., and the Cable Ace Awards.
Thompson is also co-author, with Chuck Crisafulli, of the 2005 non-fiction book “Go to Hell: A Heated History of the Underworld.”