Miguel Sancho is the author of More Than You Can Handle: A Rare Disease, a Family in Crisis, and the Cutting-Edge Medicine that Cured the Incurable. The book chronicles the lives, deaths and “rebirths” of patients and staff at the Duke University Hospital Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, where his own son’s life was saved in 2016. The book is being published on March 2, 2021 by Avery, an imprint of PenguinRandomHouse

Miguel is also an Executive Producer of non-scripted television documentaries and series, currently showrunning and developing projects with Six West Productions. His most recent project, The Proof Is Out There, premiered on The History Channel in January 2021. Other projects the History Channel special Black Patriots: Heroes of the Revolution; and Lifetime’s Beyond the Headlines: The Watts Family Tragedy. Prior to that he was executive producer on the documentary series The Untold Story hosted by Elizabeth Vargas, a strand of 2-hour specials airing in spring 2019. He worked as showrunner on some of these specials himself, overseeing staffing, budgets, shoots, scripts, and edits; on others he served as a senior supervising consultant. He performed a similar role on the A&E series Cults and Extreme Belief which aired in the summer of 2018. He also works as a consultant for development and scripting for Efran Films on various true crime series.

Prior to his work at A+E Networks, Miguel accumulated more than two decades of experience producing national television news broadcasts, most recently as senior producer for the ABC News program 20/20. He has conceived and managed the production of hundreds of primetime broadcasts, ranging from long-term documentary projects to live breaking news specials. Known as a prolific originator of ideas, a masterful script editor and a dexterous problem-solver, Miguel was responsible for many of the most high-profile projects in the program’s recent history, working extensively with top talent such as Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Elizabeth Vargas, David Muir, Dan Harris, Chris Cuomo, and John Stossel. With a background in investigative reporting, he oversaw many of the most legally sensitive projects the network aired during his tenure there. He and his teams have won many of the industry’s top journalism awards, including the Edward R. Murrow, the George Polk, the Sigma Delta Chi, the IRE Award. Most recently, he won a 2017 Emmy for an hour-long documentary special on the Las Vegas massacre, and the Black Patriots project was nominated for a 2020 Emmy. He enjoys the teaching of television journalism as much as the practice of it, and has conducted numerous seminars on shooting and scripting.

Prior to his time at ABC, Miguel spent eight years as producer at the CBS News magazine 48 Hours, where he developed his skills as cinematic storyteller in the long-form format. During his years in the field he’s covered stories all across the US and abroad, including Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle-East. He speaks Spanish and has basic knowledge of French, German, Russian, and Arabic.

Miguel enjoys playing chess and piano. He currently lives in the New York area with his wife Felicia and two young children, Lydia and Sebastian.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS

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