First Two Episodes of ‘Letters from Sing Sing’ Debut Feb 20; Click Here to Listen to Trailer

 Marks First Original Podcast Series Produced By NBC News Studios 

Feb 13, 2023 – On Monday, February 20, NBC News’ award-winning audio team will debut Letters from Sing Sing, a new series investigating the case of Jon-Adrian “JJ” Velazquez, a man formerly imprisoned at Sing Sing for more than 23 years for a murder he says he did not commit.

During the seven-episode series, host and longtime NBC News investigative producer Dan Slepian takes listeners on a powerful and personal journey through JJ’s case – a reporting odyssey that began with a single letter sent to Slepian by JJ. With the investigation spanning more than two decades, and with much of it recorded in real time, Slepian exposes troubling, systemic breakdowns in the criminal justice system stretching beyond JJ’s case.

Click here to listen to the trailer.

The first two episodes of Letters from Sing Sing will be available Monday, Feb 20th. Slepian’s reporting will also be featured in an upcoming MSNBC series directed by Dawn Porter. 

Letters from Sing Sing is the first original podcast series produced by NBC News Studios and the latest addition to NBCUniversal News Group’s expansive portfolio. NBCUniversal News Group is also among the top Podcast publishers, according to Podtrac, with several chart-topping and award-winning original podcasts.

NBC News Studios is a full-service production company specializing in premium documentary storytelling for platforms both inside and outside of NBCUniversal. Recent projects include: The Disappearance of Shere Hite, which premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival; Diamond Hands: The Legend of Wall Street Bets, which premiered at SXSW; Memory Box: Echoes of 9/11, which was presented at TIFF; and The Way I See It, in partnership with Focus Features, which debuted as the highest rated non-news program in MSNBC’s 25-year history and won the 2020 NY Film Critics Award for best documentary. Recently, NBC News Studios made its first foray into scripted series with NBC’s The Thing About Pam, in partnership with Blumhouse Television.


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Dominique Donahue
NBC News

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