Jon Ebinger is a Washington, DC based media consultant and educator. For 9 years he was a producer for the ABC News program, "Nightline". He worked for ESPN as the coordinating producer who launched the weekly edition of "Outside the Lines." Ebinger has also been part of production teams for the BBC, CNBC, PBS, and the National Geographic Channel. He has also been part of teams for shows at National Public Radio, and as a control room producer for the special events unit at ABC News.
Ebinger currently teaches broadcast writing, reporting, and interviewing at the George Washington University. He also administers media projects for the Radio Television Digital News Foundation, including a journalist exchange program with Germany sponsored by the RIAS Berlin Kommission. He regularly lectures overseas before audiences large and small, academic and professional. He primarily talks about the confluence of media and politics, along with the American style of journalism.
Ebinger is the recipient of 8 Emmy Awards, including 6 national news Emmys for work at "Nightline" (ABC News), one national news Emmy for "Inside Base Camp" (National Geographic Channel), and one local Emmy for "World Talk" (WETA-PBS). Along with his Nightline colleagues he received a Dupont-Columbia Award in 1996 for Special Programs, along with a handful of other accolades.
He has done special projects for the publishing industry, and has been known to drag his video camera across the country, sizing up urban settings, architectural specialties, and iconic images of the American west. He has also done web work featuring stories of immigrants to America. On occasion, he posts movie reviews on this site.