Bryce Zabel

Bryce Zabel began his career as an on-air correspondent at CNN, and was an award-winning investigative reporter at PBS. He became the first writer elected Chairman/CEO of the Television Academy since Rod Serling. Currently, his WWII film based on a New York Times bestseller, The Last Battle, will shoot in Europe this year with Harald Zwart directing from Bryce’s screenplay.

Bryce currently co-hosts the popular podcast and video series Need to Know with Coulthart and Zabel. He just completed writing the pilot of Undeniable, a scripted newscast set in a post-disclosure world, to be produced by SALT audio in 2023.

A winner of the prestigious Writers Guild award for his Pandemic miniseries, Bryce created NBC’s landmark alien invasion series Dark Skies, now a cult-favorite because of its blend of 1960s events with UFO history. Bryce has created and produced a total of five primetime television series (M.A.N.T.I.S., The Crow), worked on a dozen TV writing staffs (Lois & Clark, L.A. Law), and developed projects with both Steven Spielberg and Stan Lee. He has received feature writing credits on both Atlantis: The Lost Empire and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

His interest in the UFO/UAP issue accelerated when he wrote and produced Syfy’s first original film, Official Denial, about aliens being future humans. He is the co-author of the groundbreaking non-fiction book, A.D. After Disclosure with Richard Dolan, and currently has books about Roswell (Witness to Roswell), Majestic-12 (Top Secret/Majic), and the Hill abduction (Captured!) under option for film and/or TV projects. His books, Once There Was a Way: What if The Beatles Stayed Together? and Surrounded by Enemies: What if Kennedy Survived Dallas, both won the Sidewise Award for Alternate History.

Bryce has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Oregon. He has taught graduate level screenwriting at USC.