Jon Adler is Vice President for CNN Original Series at CNN, based in New York City. In this position, he is responsible for cultivating relationships within the creative community and developing original programming across a variety of CNN platforms. He is responsible for the development (and management/coordination thereof) of show concepts for CNN Original Series and HLN Original Series.Identifying external production companies as series partners, he works with producers to develop content for CNN from pitch to pilot/presentation to series order. He is also required to foster strong relationships with the selling community.
Some highlights of Adler’s projects in his time at CNN include but are not limited to: The History of Comedy S1-S2 (Herzog / Hazy Mills), Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta (Part 2 Pictures), Sex & Love with Christiane Amanpour (Zero Point Zero), American Style (Vox), The Redemption Project with Van Jones(Citizen Jones), Tricky Dick (Left/Right), Colin Quinn: Red State Blue State, and the forthcoming series First Ladies (October Films).
Adler joined CNN in March 2012, as one of the original members of the CNN Original Series and CNNFilms team.
Prior to CNN he worked at Creative Artists Agency.
Adler graduated from Tufts University and grew up in Westport, CT.