John DeNatale

Assistant Dean, Communications and Public Affairs


B.A., 1981, Columbia College


John DeNatale spent over 20 years at PBS as a reporter, producer, senior editor and Executive Producer of news programs, before becoming Director of Communications and Public Affairs for Cardozo Law in 2010.


DeNatale started his career as a reporter at the MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour, covering business, finance, and the environment.  He was Senior Producer for National Affairs for the PBS NewsHour for six years,  overseeing coverage of legal affairs, health, science, as well as numerous political stories, national political conventions, and isssues and debates.


He was a correspondent/ producer for Adam Smith's Money world on PBS and later became Executive Producer of a national business program at WNET in New York City. In 2001 DeNatale became the Director of Local Programming at WNET / Thirteen, the nation's largest PBS station. In that capacity he was Executive Producer of public affairs programing including New York Voices, and arts and community programs such as The Walking Tours, Sunday Arts. In addition wrote and produced numerous documentary films, as well as Thirteen's summer independent film series.  


In 2010 he joined Cardozo Law School as Director of Communications and Public Affairs.



Contact Information


Cardozo School of Law

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Room 1049

New York, NY 10003