Executive Producer: Jason Raff
Jason Raff is an executive producer on "America's Got Talent." Raff helped launch the top-rated summer series in 2006 and has been with the show for all seven seasons.
In the winter of 2008, Raff was a consulting producer on NBC's dating show, "Momma's Boys," along with producers Andrew Glassman and Ryan Seacrest. The Wall Street Journal wrote, "Nothing so enthralling - in its pathological way - has come along in this TV genre for many a moon."
In late 2007, Raff produced "Clash of the Choirs," a live television event that aired the week before Christmas. Raff served as the executive producer and director on this series. BBC Worldwide produced the special four-night series, which featured celebrity choirmasters Michael Bolton, Patti LaBelle, Nick Lachey, Kelly Rowland, and Blake Shelton, who embarked on a musical challenge - to assemble and train America's "greatest" choir and compete against each other. In 2006, Raff was executive producer, writer, and director of "Will & Grace: Say Goodnight Gracie," a retrospective special that aired in May 2006 as a companion to the series finale of the groundbreaking sitcom. The special drew in 12.9 million viewers and won the hour in adults 18-49. In addition, it delivered NBC's highest 18-49 rating in that time slot for the entire year. It was awarded a CINE Golden Eagle, for outstanding production in the comedy category.
In September 2005, Raff helped develop "Three Wishes," a primetime non-scripted show hosted by Amy Grant. Traveling to small communities across the country, "Three Wishes" helped change the lives of deserving individuals by turning their dreams into reality. Raff served as the executive producer and co-director throughout the show's nine episodes. The Parents Television Council named "Three Wishes" one of the best primetime shows for family viewing.
From 2003 to 2005, Raff helped lead the successful four-season run of "Average Joe" on NBC. He served as co-executive producer on "Average Joe: The Joes Strike Back." He also served as supervising producer for the first three seasons, and co-directed the show's premiere season.
Prior to joining NBC Universal Television Studios, Raff spent four years as a producer for "Dateline NBC" and five years at NBC's "Today" show. At NBC, his stories won an Emmy, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Cine Golden Eagle Award (for excellence in documentary production). He has also produced at CNBC, Lifetime, Comedy Central, and various other television programs.
Raff is co-author of the book "Tricks of the Trade: A Consumer Survival Guide." Published by Dell, the book was based on the undercover consumer investigations he led while at NBC News.
He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and lives in Santa Monica, Calif.