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Team

Jennifer Loren

Host and Executive Producer

Jennifer Loren is an Emmy-award winning journalist and filmmaker. Evolving from a reporter and producer to a documentarian and host, she has been in the television and video production business since 2001. Jennifer started her career in television news where she was an anchor, producer and investigative reporter. In 2014, she joined Cherokee Nation Businesses where she co-created the highly acclaimed documentary-style show Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People. Jennifer is the executive producer, host and many times a director of the short documentaries in the show, which is often called OsiyoTV. A proud citizen of the Cherokee Nation, Jennifer is humbled and thrilled to share her tribe’s stories with the world.

In 2019, Jennifer helped to create and roll out the Cherokee Nation Film Office. A first-of-its kind endeavor by a tribal nation, the film office hopes to build up the film industry in Northeastern Oklahoma and support and create jobs for Native American filmmakers and crew, among other initiatives. Also in 2019, she was named a Woman of the Year, Pinnacle Award winner by the Tulsa Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women and the Tulsa YWCA.

Jennifer has been nominated for 26 Emmys and has been awarded six of those; five as Executive Producer and Host of Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People and one for investigative news coverage in 2012. Jennifer has won several AVA Digital Gold and Telly Awards, also for her work on OsiyoTV, and the show has been the recipient of several other awards, including the Association for Women in Communications’ 2016 and 2017 Clarion Awards. During her time in news, Jennifer won several awards for investigative reporting, including a Society of Environmental Journalists’ award and the prestigious Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Award. While all of the accolades are validating, Jennifer says the most rewarding part of her job is working with and learning from citizens of the Cherokee Nation.

Jennifer’s favorite job of all is as a wife and mother. She has two daughters who keep her busy with after school activities and Jennifer volunteers with their PTA and school foundation, and serves on multiple other Boards in the Tulsa and Oklahoma communities.

Jennifer is a graduate of the Gaylord College of Journalism at the University of Oklahoma and an active member of the Native American Journalists Association and Society of Environmental Journalists.

To contact Jennifer, send an email to contact@osiyo.tv.


Jeremy Charles

Director

Jeremy Charles is a Cherokee visual artist based in Oklahoma. Jeremy spent 10 years as an Art Director before becoming an award winning Photographer – best known for creative portraits of musicians, public figures and athletes. He has now added video production to his expertise, forming Fire Thief Productions with filmmaker Sterlin Harjo in 2014.

“The opportunity to create a TV show focused on the Cherokee people is both an honor and a thrill for me as a Cherokee citizen. I think viewers will be excited by the interesting characters and memorable stories we’ll share with you each month.”

Jeremy grew up in the ranch lands of Oologah, Oklahoma, in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation. He now resides in Tulsa with his wife Jenny and two daughters.