Senior Producer of Conversations with Allan Wolper
Joanna Wolper, senior producer of Conversations with Allan Wolper is an Emmy Award winning television documentary, director, writer and producer, radio and print journalist and humor essayist.
As senior producer for WABC-TV's documentary unit, she wrote and directed more than 30 full length films on subjects including high risk babies, aging in America, gifted children and life inside some of the country's most violent prisons.
Joanna was a celebrity reporter for a style show with Regis Philbin, hosted a weekly magazine show and created children's, and entertainment programs for the ABC television network owned stations.
For Public Broadcasting Stations, she wrote and directed documentaries as well as hosted talk shows for both WNET Channel 13 and WNYC-TV.
For the National Inventors Hall of Fame, the museum funded by the US Patent office, she wrote a one hour live show on the Best Young Scientists in the World that was staged at the New York Public Library. She also wrote and directed a documentary on the History of Flight for the museum that was broadcast on public television stations on the anniversary of the Wright Brothers flight.
Joanna Wolper has written for numerous magazines, newspapers and websites including The Village Voice, The New York Daily News, Editor and Publisher Magazine, Media Week Magazine and Soap Opera Weekly. She created a web column on women entrepreneurs for Alight. com and an artist profile column for Art Calendar Magazine. She wrote humor columns on marriage for Conde Nast's Women Magazine and one on hair for American Salon Magazine.
Her humor essays have been published in four college anthologies on writing and appear between Woody Allen and Andy Rooney.
Joanna has also been a media consultant to Fortune 500 companies and non-profits including Nickelodeon, Citibank, Bristol Myers, Coldwell Banker, Bristol Myers, Toys r us, United Jewish Communities and the Brooklyn Archdiocese.
In addition to her two New York area Emmy awards, she has been honored by the Associated Press, The Scripps-Howard Foundation, the National Council of Churches, the Public Relations Society of America, American Women in Radio and TV, Public Radio News Directors Inc. and the New York Association of Black Journalists.
Her children's book The Man Who Could Be Santa published by Royal Fireworks Press has a companion website she created at www.themanwhocouldbesanta.com