John A. Wooden has been a prolific producer and writer of hit digital entertainment for two decades, helming mainstream pop culture and indie alternative brands alike, and winning dozens of major accolades including one Primetime Emmy, nine Webbys, two Silver Tellys, and 2 SXSW Interactive Awards.
As Executive Producer of Conan O'Brien's "Team Coco," he adapted a legacy TV talk show in the crowded late night space into a vibrant multi-platform brand consistently ranked #1 in Variety's Cable Digital Audience Ratings during his tenure, earning four Emmy nominations in the process. Under Wooden's programming direction, Conan on YouTube became a top-5 television brand channel racking up >3 million subscribers and >90 million views/month. Wooden also conceived & developed the Clueless Gamer web series, which reverse-migrated to broadcast to become the #1 viral franchise of the Conan broadcast series.
As Director of Digital Programming & Creative for Turner Broadcasting's New Products Group, Wooden developed new digital brands, prototypes and content for cable networks TBS, HLN and TruTV. Prior to that, he produced several hit online properties including Jokes.com (acquired by Comedy Central TV) and the website of Maxim Magazine.
During the aughts, Wooden was the founder and Executive Producer of the notorious political satire site WhiteHouse.org, earning a spot on Vanity Fair magazine's "In" list and sparking a First Amendment legal battle with the office of Vice President Dick Cheney. His WhiteHouse.org spinoff book was published by Penguin USA, and theatrical off-Broadway production declared "a minor triumph" by the New York Times.
Wooden is an alumnus of Brown University, and originally hails from Vermont. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two screen-addicted children. You can find him at johnwooden.com.