Jason Cohn


Public bio

Jason is the producer, writer and director, with Bill Jersey, of the Peabody Award-winning "EAMES: The Architect and the Painter" which aired nationally on PBS American Masters  in 2012, following a successful theatrical release.

Jason’s short documentary Bible Belt Atheist premiered on The New York TimesOp-Docs channel in 2015. He  has produced segments for the PBS program Frontline World, associate produced for Frontline and field produced for the award-winning PBS series Remaking American Medicine. He was the writer of The Secrets of J. Edgar Hoover for the National Geographic Channel and Ending AIDS for PBS. He was the Los Angeles bureau news producer for the Japan Broadcast Corporation (NHK). His radio reports have been heard on nationally syndicated public radio programs like Pacific Time and Beyond Computers. He has written National Affairs for Rolling Stone magazine and his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and other major periodicals.

With support from the Ford Foundation, the NEH, Cal Humanities and The Catapult Film Fund, Jason is currently directing "Mad as Hell!" a film about the birth of the national tax revolt in 1978. The film is slated for PBS American Experience in 2018.

Jason earned his Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley.