John McConnell is the President of McConnell Media LLC, a New York based media consultancy.
The company advises businesses and high profile individuals on their media and creative strategies, provides talent representation for radio and television and consults new media startups. John serves as Executive Vice President of Workhouse Media, a talent representation company based in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York, is on the advisory board of AUA – a NY based private equity firm (www.auallc.com), and is on the Advisor Mentor Network of Internet Media Labs (www.oneQube.com).
Until November 2008, Mr. McConnell was the senior executive in charge of Programming for the ABC Radio Networks and managed programming for ABC Music Radio, ABC News Radio, ABC Talk Radio and the ESPN Radio Network, all of which was heard on 4400 ABC radio affiliates and web sites. He managed broadcast assets that generated several billion dollars in revenue during his tenure at ABC. He also created or/and managed many very successful programs including, ABC News Radio, American Country Countdown (hosted by Kix Brooks of Brooks and Dunn), America’s Most Wanted with John Walsh, The ESPN Radio Network, The Mike Huckabee Report, Paul Harvey News and Comment, Radio Perez (the infamous gossip blogger Perez Hilton) The Sean Hannity Show and the Michael Baisden Show (America’s #1 Urban afternoon show)
He has received numerous broadcast and journalism awards and was recognized four times by “Radio and Records” as its “News/Talk Executive of the Year.”
Mr. McConnell is an executive board member and vice-chair of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. He is a recipient of the 2006 Avis “We Try Harder” medal, awarded to “individuals who through their courage, overcome extraordinary physical circumstances to participate in the New York Marathon”. A year earlier, McConnell fractured his neck in a bicycle accident and then made a full recovery. He’s a former board member of the Radio Hall of Fame, served on the San Francisco Council for the Homeless and as a former volunteer for the National Leukemia Society, helped to raise millions of dollars in donations.
McConnell is a graduate of Pepperdine University where he attended on a tennis scholarship and earned his degree in Communications. He has trained at the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation.
He resides in New York with his family.