John Booth is presently the Executive Producer of Content at Arizona Public Media (Tucson) and has been working in media for over thirty years. A Tucson native, Booth graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio & Television in December 1983, then spent the next six years at KUAT, now Arizona Public Media, as a production technician and Videographer/Editor.
In 1989, he moved his family to Portland, Oregon where, over a seventeen year span at Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB), he shot and edited for such national PBS programs as Frontline, Nova, The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, and the highly acclaimed documentary series “Triumph of the Nerds: The History of the Personal Computer; produced and wrote programs including Sinking The Lusitania, Occupied Japan, and episodes of The Great Lodges Of The National Parks and Great American Railway Journeys; and served as a Production Executive managing personnel and finance activities for OPB’s national PBS projects such as History Detectives, West Point, Kingdom Of David, The Aleutians, and reports for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. From 2005 to 2009 Booth was Executive Producer and Director of Production at Eight, Arizona PBS, Phoenix. His credits include the history series Arizona Stories, Arizona Memories of the Seventies, Under Arizona, and Arizona Lodges.
More recently, Booth served as Deputy Director of Content at KCTS9 in Seattle, Washington where he oversaw Television Production, Interactive and Community Engagement. An opportunity to join the creative staff of Arizona Public Media (AZPM) as Executive Producer lured him back to desert. In the past two years AZPM has been awarded 41 individual Emmys and the 2015 Overall Excellence Award and 2016 Governors Award.
Booth’s work has earned him multiple awards including two NHK Japan Prizes, Tellys, CINEs, and a Chicago International Film Silver Hugo Award.
Booth and his wife LynnMarie have two children, Nicole and Colby.