About Alan Weiss

Alan J. Weiss, President

8-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer, Producer/Director and Writer.

 

Alan’s news experience began at ABC where he became the Senior Program Producer of the highest-rated local newscast in the country: WABC-TV’s Channel 7 Eyewitness News.

Handpicked by the ABC O&O station group to design a new early evening program, Alan created and launched the 5 O’Clock Eyewitness News.

As the journalist who broke the story on John Lennon’s murder, Alan’s firsthand experience in the hospital that December night is a main storyline in the feature film “The Lennon Report.”

Covered other major news around the world: wars in Lebanon and Chechnya, Son of Sam’s capture, Pope John Paul II’s shooting, presidential campaigns, as well as disasters ranging from hurricanes…to the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

Wrote and produced programs with many of the nation’s most recognized journalists, including Walter Cronkite, Katie Couric, Ted Kopple, Joan Lunden, Al Roker, Ernie Anastos and Dr. Max Gomez.

As consultant to Africa’s Arise News network, Alan trained editorial staffs in Lagos, Abuja, London, New York and Washington DC on newsgathering and TV production.

Alan brings his extensive TV background to the corporate arena. In addition to producing successful videos for many Fortune 100 companies, he’s earned a reputation for working well with high-profile CEOs from GE, Microsoft, Avon, MasterCard, Wal-Mart and Coca-Cola.

Here’s a partial list of celeb’s Alan’s worked with:
Tim McGraw, Harrison Ford, Michael Phelps, Sofia Vergara, J.K.Rowling, Drew Barrymore, Steven Spielberg, Muhammad Ali, Queen Latifah, Elton John, Whoopi Goldberg, Taraji Henson, Jessye Norman, Cindy Crawford, James Earl Jones, Cher, Sidney Poitier, Jay Z, Sheryl Crow, Jerry Lewis, Kristi Yamaguchi, John Leguizamo, America Ferrera, Andre Agassi, Martin Scorsese, Pat Benatar, Andy Serkis, Jonas Brothers, Dr. Oz, Mary Lou Retton, Dan Marino, Nadia Comanec, Christopher Reeve, Vanessa Redgrave, Wilt Chamberlain, Milos Forman, John McEnroe, Dianne Wiest, Khloe Kardashian, Maya Angelou, Paul Sorvino, Frankie Avalon, Bonnie Blair, George Takei, Ruth Warwick, Keith Hernandez, Chris Evert, Donnie Osmond, Jerry Mathers, Leighton Meester, Dr. Ruth, Joe Torre, Donna Mills, Jason Collins, Erik Estrada, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Don Nelson, Blair Underwood, Renee Fleming, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Paula Dean, Cicely Tyson, Jerry Orbach, Matthew Modine, Michael J. Fox and Kevin Conway, to name a few.

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Additional Career Highlights

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE

Writer/Producer
Nationally syndicated 60-minute documentary, hosted by Walter Cronkite.

JESSYE NORMAN SINGS FOR THE HEALING OF AIDS

Producer
Emmy-winning 90-minute PBS special with Ms. Norman, Elton John & Whoopi Goldberg.

Jessye Norman

POLLING AMERICA

Executive Producer
Weekly news features for CBS THIS MORNING, hosted by Ernie Anastos.

PATH TO WAR

Writer/Producer
Nominated for 6 Emmys, one-hour documentary retracing the steps leading to WW II.

STATE OF THE UNION: UNDRESSED!

Line Producer
Comedy Central special, called “unprecedented live TV” by the AP.

KENNEDY AIRPORT: THE FIRST 50 YEARS

Executive Producer/Co-Writer
Documentary on the history of New York’s International Airport. For WCBS-TV.

10TH ANNUAL COLGATE WOMEN'S GAMES

Program Producer
Emmy-winning WABC/ESPN broadcast of the nation’s largest track and field event.

WRAP AROUND THE WORLD

Program Producer
90-minute PBS special live from 10 countries, including Russia, Israel, China & Brazil.

INSIDE CELL BLOCK F

Line Producer
One-hour special for Court TV shot on-location in a North Carolina jail.
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