Jeffry L. Diamond is an award-winning producer with forty years of experience in television news. He began his career in the early 1970s at ABC News where he worked at Special Events, Weekend News, and World News Tonight, before moving to the weekly newsmagazine, 20/20. Producing hundreds of stories ranging from several minutes to a full hour of programming, his body of work includes breaking news specials, newsmaker interviews, investigative reports on consumer and political issues, entertainment profiles, and numerous crime stories. During his career, he collaborated with some of the biggest names in the business—anchors Barbara Walters, Charles Gibson, and Stone Phillips, and correspondents Tom Jarrel, Lynn Sherr, and Deborah Roberts. After taking a break from storytelling in 1991, Mr. Diamond embarked on a decadelong journey as an executive producer, managing broadcast, cable, and syndicated programming. He created Dateline NBC in the early 1990s, ran Martha Stewart Living Television in the mid-1990s, and launched Judith Regan Television in the late 1990s. As a showrunner, he oversaw million-dollar budgets, supervised hundreds of producers, writers, directors, and camera crews, and planned the creative content of programming.
Mr. Diamond returned to his roots in the last decade of his career, devoting all his creative energies to producing stories, once again, for 20/20. He’s been nominated for dozens of journalism awards and has won six national Emmy Awards, two Dupont-Columbia Awards, one Peabody Award, one National Press Club Award, two CINE Golden Eagle Awards, and countless others. All Cameras Live is Mr. Diamond’s fourth novel in the Ethan Benson thriller series. His first, Live to Air, was published in 2015; his second, Live to Tape, in 2017; his third, Live to the Network, in 2019; and he is currently writing his fifth novel, Full Live Rehearsal. A graduate of Lehigh University, he lives in South Florida, is married, has two sons, two daughters-in-law, three grandchildren, and a golden retriever named Bailey.