Kit Lukas is an author and Emmy-winning television producer. For over 50 years, Lukas has produced, directed, and written films and video programs for public television and other non-profit organizations. In the 60’s and 70’s, he was at WNET in New York, first as a Producer, then as Director of Programming. He served as a Producer/Director and Executive Producer at KQED in San Francisco, and then spent ten years as senior producer with AHP, Inc., the documentary company in New York.
As a freelancer, he has created dozens of videos on end-of-life care, Jewish-Catholic relations, drug rehabilitation, and various arenas in the arts. In the 1980’s he spent six years as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Communications at CCNY, and was a consultant to the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). From 1997 to 2011 he wrote and produced the Edward R. Murrow Awards for the Radio and Television News Directors’ Association (recently renamed RTDNA.) Recently, he taught himself camera and editing skills and has created four hour-long documentaries for television. As a writer, he has six books to his credit, including Silent Grief: Living in the Wake of Suicide and Blue Genes: A Memoir on Loss and Survival, both looking into the effects upon those left behind after a suicide.