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.

Over decades of broadcasting human interest narratives for the Olympic Games and other properties, John cultivated skill in discovering, developing, and weaving together dramatic story elements into vivid tapestries of sports storytelling. 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 to name a few.

Exploring firsthand the challenge of independent production, finance, and distribution of original entertainment projects, John received an Emmy Award for work outside of Network Sports as a producer of the public television special “Voices in Conflict” and produced corporate marketing videos and pitch reels. He created The Beautiful Game Series® about Brazilian soccer and culture as well as original personal and family stories. John lives in the New York City area where he enjoys nature and photography.


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