Kahane Cooperman is a documentary filmmaker and television producer. Currently, she is Executive Producer / Showrunner of the new series The New Yorker Presents, streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Prior to this role, she was Co-Executive Producer of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Originally hired for her documentary background, she was with the Daily Show from its inception in 1996, starting out as a field producer before becoming Senior Producer, Supervising Producer and then Co-Executive Producer from 2005-2015. For her work at the show, she received eleven Primetime Emmy awards and two Peabody awards.
Kahane began her documentary career at Maysles Films in NYC. She has produced and directed several documentaries including Cool Water, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and Making Dazedabout Richard Linklater’s Dazed and Confused, which was broadcast on AMC and acquired by the Criterion Collection. Kahane also produced the feature doc Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam, directed by Nick Broomfield.
Kahane has an MFA in Film from Columbia University.