John Ruane professional bio

John P. Ruane is an 11-time Emmy Award winning Producer and Founder of Counterweight Productions who brings over 30 years of experience in the media business including 25 years at NBC Entertainment, NBC TV Network, and NBC Sports as a producer, director, and executive in charge of key operations and production elements of highly-rated, prestigious, telecasts. Shows included the Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona, Atlanta, and Sydney, numerous NFL seasons and Super Bowls, Major League Baseball and World Series, NBA series and Finals, Championship Tennis events such as Wimbledon and the French Open, and U.S. broadc of the World Cup to name a few.

Over decades of broadcasting human interest narratives for the Olympic Games and other properties, John honed his skills in discovering, developing, and weaving together dramatic story elements into vivid tapestries of sports storytelling. He subsequently received an Emmy Award for his work outside of sports and NBC for producing the public television special “Voices in Conflict

Since his retirement from NBC in 2007, John has grown his artistic interests by creating original entertainment concepts and imperfectly studying the business of independent production, finance, and distribution. These projects are aimed at global audiences and include The Beautiful Game Series® about Brazilian soccer and culture as well as compelling personal and family stories of general appeal. John’s many interests extend to fostering services that will assist select sponsors in cross-cultural strategic marketing of entertainment products.

He currently lives in Connecticut and New York City where he takes photographs, has been active in various service projects, and consults commercially in areas of expertise. John studied philosophy as an undergraduate and strives for shared understanding and an ethical compassionate life.