Jason Holterhaus leads Video Production Operations for CNN Digital Video, and is responsible for the technology strategy, production workflow and resourcing that supports CNN's video storytellers. His team manages the 24/7 production pipeline around field video acquisition, post production, media asset management and live event streaming that is behind CNN's original video content.
Holterhaus was the lead technical producer of CNN's virtual reality coverage of the 2017 total solar eclipse "Racing The Sun - Eclipse of the Century", developing pioneering workflows around live VR. The first-of-its-kind production deployed over two-hundred CNN staffers to seven locations across the country and utilized over forty individual live camera feeds to create the final VR imagery. The unprecedented coverage earned Holterhaus and the team an Edward R Murrow award in 2018 for Excellence in Innovation.
Additionally, Holterhaus was the technical production lead for the team that launched "Anderson Cooper Full Circle" on Facebook - the first daily newscast to be transmitted live in a vertical format for viewing specifically on mobile phones.
Prior to joining CNN in 2017, Holterhaus spent time in both digital and television executive production management roles at Bloomberg and ABC News. He has managed technical production teams around the biggest media events including the DNC, RNC, election nights and giant concerts in the middle of Manhattan and was also part of the team that launched the very first iPad app from a network broadcaster in 2010.
Holterhaus lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children and holds a bachelor's degree from the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College.