CNN Promotes Member of Original Series Team

By A.J. Katz 

CNN is promoting a member of its Original Series team, Jon Adler, to a new role within the department. Adler is now senior director of development for CNN Original Series. He served as CNN Original Series’ director of development since August 2015.

Amy Entelis, evp for talent and content development for CNN Worldwide, sent this note to staff:

“Jon has brought commitment and passion to making CNN Original Series a quality brand and an essential part of CNN’s lineup since he joined the team in 2012. In addition to developing great ideas and projects for CNN, he has been instrumental in collaborating with all of the moving parts of CNN to ensure that each series gets the best possible launch. Jon was recently instrumental in developing our upcoming new series, ‘Soundtracks’ from executive producer Dwayne Johnson.”


CNN’s Original Series posted impressive ratings in the just-completed Q1 2017. Two programs, CNN’s Finding Jesus: Faith, Fact, Forgery, and Believer with Reza Aslan, won their Sunday night timeslots in the key A25-54 demo in March.