John Booth, a Tucson native, has been working in media for over thirty years. Graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Radio & Television in December 1983, Booth spent the next five and half 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 The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, Frontline, Nova and the highly acclaimed “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 29 individual Emmys including the 2015 Overall Excellence Award.
Booth’s work has earned him multiple awards including Tellys, CINEs, a Chicago International Film Silver Hugo Award, multiple regional Emmys, and two NHK Japan Prizes.
Booth and his wife LynnMarie, also a Tucson native, have two children: Nicole and Colby. Both live in Arizona.