Ira Spiegel is a sound editor/sound designer who was trained in England at the London Film School. He has worked on documentaries and feature films for more than 30 years in both New York and Los Angeles. He has a longstanding relationship with documentary director Ken Burns, which goes back to his time working on Burns’s The Civil War. He has worked with directors such as Robert Altman, Paul Shraeder, Elaine May, Errol Morris, Spike Lee, Nora Ephron, Julian Schnabel, and Ric Burns, among several others. He has been nominated for nine Emmy Awards and has won two, in addition to a Golden Reel Award.