35-year professional radio and television personality in USA and Canada -- narrator/presenter of >300 television documentaries and feature stories for CBC-TV and many other networks -- long-time Olympic television feature host and international documentary correspondent -- currently based in Washington DC, White House (see photo) and Capitol Hill correspondent writing a syndicated weekly political column and scripts for Discovery Channel, etc. -- many video documentary samples available online at (Website hidden) search "Allen Abel"
English, English (North American)
North American, US New York (New Jersey, Bronx, Brooklyn)
Middle Aged (35-54)
Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television
Allen Abel has worked on an extraordinary number and variety of television documentary and current-affairs productions over the past 35 years.
He has served as creator, on-air host, narrator, writer, producer or field director of at least 500 separate items in that time, ranging from feature-length documentaries for The Discovery Channel, History Channel, National Geographic Television, the National Film Board and CBC, to shorter feature items for Hockey Night In Canada, CBC News and CBC Sports.
From 1986 to 1995, Abel was the on-air presenter, writer, co-director and producer or co-producer of approximately 150 documentaries for The Journal and Prime Time News at CBC-TV. These ranged from spot news coverage of the Romanian Revolution and Tian’anmen Square demonstrations to full-hour documentaries on crime and punishment in the Soviet Union, the burning of the Amazon rain forest, the history of photography, and the 300th anniversary of Newton’s Law of Gravity.
From 1988 to 2003, he served the same functions at CBC Sports as creator, producer, director, writer and on-camera host of multi-episode travelogue/adventure series connected to nine Olympic and Commonwealth Games, under the titles “Abel’s Korea,” “Abel’s New Zealand,” “Abel’s Outback,” etc. At Hockey Night in Canada from 1996 to 2003, Abel produced, wrote and presented on-camera feature stories during Saturday night broadcasts.
undergrad degree in Physics & Astronomy, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) 1971
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