Daniel S. Hinerfeld
Daniel Hinerfeld, an Emmy-winning filmmaker and award-winning journalist, oversees Rewrite the Future, an initiative to help Hollywood tell stories about the climate crisis. He founded NRDC's documentary unit and created films including Sonic Sea, narrated by Rachel McAdams; Acid Test, narrated by Sigourney Weaver; Stories from the Gulf, narrated by Robert Redford; and Wild Things. Hinerfeld previously worked at NPR as the senior editor of the Tavis Smiley Show. At KCRW, he produced Warren Olney's daily news discussion program, Which Way, L.A.?, and co-created the nationally syndicated political analysis show, Left, Right, and Center. Hinerfeld covered Southern California as a reporter for KQED's statewide news program, the California Report, and reported regularly for the NPR national news programs Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has written for the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. Between public radio stints, he spent four years in Los Angeles City Hall as a senior deputy to then councilmember Mike Feuer. Hinerfeld graduated cum laude in philosophy from Vassar College and did post graduate work at the London School of Economics (LSE), where his dissertation, "A Critique of Anarchy, State and Utopia," was awarded distinction. Hinerfeld is married to the photographer Laura Kleinhenz and they have two children. He is based in NRDC's Santa Monica office.