Amy Eldon Turteltaub grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and London, England. Following the murder of her brother, Dan, a 22-year old Reuters photojournalist, killed by a mob while covering a conflict in Somalia, Amy changed her college major to Communications, determined to tell stories that would bring people together, not tear them apart. Amy's first film explored the risks faced by front-line journalists like her brother.
Amy hosted Dying to Tell the Story, which was nominated for an Emmy and distributed world-wide by CNN. Amy also co-produced Soldiers of Peace, about the Children's Peace Movement in Colombia for CNN, and in 2003 co-created and hosted Global Tribe, a PBS series about ordinary people finding solutions to the challenges they face in their local communities.
Amy is the co-author of three books, published by Chronicle Books, Soul Catcher: A Journal to Help You Become Who You Really Are; Angel Catcher: A Journal of Loss and Rembrance and Love Catcher: A Journal to Invite Love into Your Lifeand co-founder of Creative Visions Foundation, which supports "creative activists" who use media and the arts for social change. She is currently an Executive Producer of Extraordinary Moms a documentary special hosted by Julia Roberts for the new Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).
Amy, the mother of two children, is married to Director Jon Turteltaub and lives in Los Angeles.