John Marks was first exposed to "the media" while working as a local news reporter on stories about cops, courts, and kids who built monuments out of toothpicks. His education went global in 1990 when John opened the Berlin bureau for
U.S. News & World Report
, shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall. By the turn of the millennium, John was producing news stories at the legendary CBS News magazine show
, where he worked with veteran correspondent Morley Safer on stories about the murder of Dutch artist Theo Van Gogh, the Dracula tourism industry in Romania, nation-building in Bosnia, and many others.
Marks’ eclectic credits as a print and television journalist suggested that he would be a good fit for the team at Left/Right, but his weirdly varied experience as an author basically sealed the deal: John has written three works of fiction (including
, a New York Times Notable book), a nonfiction book about evangelical Christianity, and a rabidly perverse vampire novel called
, which was optioned for the movies by legendary horror director John Carpenter.
At Left/Right, John has amalgamated his researching, writing, and producing skills into a triple-threat of creative firepower. In only his first couple of years on the Left/Right team, he has produced series and specials about
, the biological origins of
, the secrets of secret societies, the history of the mob, and life in the Ku Klux Klan.
Chief Operating Officer
SVP, Scripted Development
SVP, Post Production
Writer / Producer
Co-EP / Supervising Editor
DP / Technical Supervisor
VP, Unscripted Development
Director of Development