David Boul is an Emmy-award winning television producer and print journalist with a wide variety of skills that cater to the needs of both business and philanthropy.
David served as the senior supervising producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show where he supervised the launch of Oprah’s highly successful Angel Network charity. In its first year, David oversaw a nationwide campaign that raised millions of dollars – most of it in small change – for a scholarship program with the Boys and Girls Clubs. That same year, he also supervised the Angel Network’s ambitious plans that built over 200 Habitat for Humanity houses around the nation after recruiting thousands of volunteers and raising tens of thousands of dollars for each house in the program.
While at the Oprah Show, David also produced scores of television programs on a wide variety of topics from children’s rights to alcoholism and from drug abuse to environmental activism. Many of these shows involved big-budget campaigns that allowed David to work closely with America’s leading entrepreneurs.
David was honored with six Emmy awards during his tenure at Oprah. One of his programs, “Black for a Day”, was honored with an NAACP Image Award.
In addition to stints as a producer for the Discovery Network and directing a small independent movie, David also worked for a decade as a newspaper reporter with papers such as the Atlanta Constitution. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angles Times, the Chicago Tribune and Preservation Magazine.
A native of Washington DC, David has maintained a keen interest in politics. He now serves as the Executive Director of the One Chicago Fund and as the campaign treasurer for Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago and former congressman and White House Chief of Staff. David has served as Emanuel’s treasurer for the last decade.
His private consulting clients have included CBS/King World, aspiring writers, as well as major fundraising firms that cater to students.
David has a B.A. in political science from the University of Maryland and an M.A. in European History from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro.
Although David has keen writing, management, and research skills, nothing excites him more than a campaign – a political campaign, a business campaign, a charity campaign or a media campaign.