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H. Read Jackson

Date of passing: 
January 25, 2016

H. Read Jackson was a network executive and producer, best known for his work at Fox Sports. He also produced for the news programs 60 Minutes, ABC World News Tonight and Entertainment Tonight.

From 1997 to 2011, Jackson served as a senior vice president at the Fox Cable Group, where he oversaw production of original programs for more than a dozen Fox Sports Net operations throughout the U.S. He received 11 Sports Emmy nominations for his work.

He also produced for the programs Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, the investigative news series The Crusaders, Who's Who, Up to the Minute, USA Today, the television special American Almanac and Replay, a Canadian sports talk show.

Jackson graduated from Hobart College in 1966, then served in the U.S. Navy before working as an account executive at Benton & Bowles, an advertising agency in New York. He later worked as a programming vice president and executive producer for a public-TV station in Philadelphia.

H. Read Jackson was a network executive and producer, best known for his work at Fox Sports. He also produced for the news programs 60 Minutes, ABC World News Tonight and Entertainment Tonight.

From 1997 to 2011, Jackson served as a senior vice president at the Fox Cable Group, where he oversaw production of original programs for more than a dozen Fox Sports Net operations throughout the U.S. He received 11 Sports Emmy nominations for his work.

He also produced for the programs Real Stories of the Highway Patrol, the investigative news series The Crusaders, Who's Who, Up to the Minute, USA Today, the television special American Almanac and Replay, a Canadian sports talk show.

Jackson graduated from Hobart College in 1966, then served in the U.S. Navy before working as an account executive at Benton & Bowles, an advertising agency in New York. He later worked as a programming vice president and executive producer for a public-TV station in Philadelphia.

During the 1976 U.S. Presidential debates, he served as a broadcast media adviser/producer for the League of Women Voters. 

In 2011, he left his work in television and launched a company that developed mobile apps specializing in venue service.

His wife is Nancy Alspaugh-Jackson, a Daytime Emmy nominated producer for the talk show Leeza, hosted by Leeza Gibbons.

Jackson died January 25, 2016, in Westlake Village, California. He was 71.

 

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