Rita Coburn Whack

Director of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

Rita Coburn Whack is an award-winning writer, producer and director for television magazine, series, news, talk,documentary programming and social media. She Co-Directed a documentary on the life of Dr. Maya Angelou for PBS’s American Masters television series to air in 2016. She held the positions of Director of Special Projects and Producer for Oprah Radio from 2006 through 2010. Developing a background in social media, Rita has grown Dr. Maya Angelou’s Facebook Page to a 5.7million fan site. Her television projects include three Emmy Award-winning documentaries and production for local and public television programs airing on C-Span and the History Channel.