Who We Are
Real People, Life Stories
Towers Productions excels in creating high-quality factual and reality programming through portrayals of real people and great life stories. Our most recent series, STRANGE INHERITANCE (Fox Business), exemplifies the company’s core mission.
Since our founding in 1989, we have produced innovative cable television series and specials, such as GREAT LAKE WARRIORS (History), GANGLAND (History), STORM STORIES (Weather Channel), INSIDE 9/11 (Nat Geo), AMERICAN JUSTICE (A&E), MOBSTERS (bio), PAROLE DIARIES (TV One) and BEHIND BARS (Discovery).
JONATHAN TOWERS founded the company in 1989 and serves as its president and senior executive producer.
Prior to launching Towers Productions, Towers served for three years as an on-air correspondent in CNN’s Dallas and Chicago bureaus. Before joining CNN, Towers was a staff writer for CBS News in New York, writing morning drive broadcasts for the legendary Charles Osgood.
Jonathan serves as Executive Producer on all Towers Productions programs, providing hands-on creative oversight from pre-production, through shooting and writing, to final editing.
Honors include the International 3D Society Creative Arts Award (2012), New York Festivals World Medal (2009), Cinema/Chicago Hugo Award (2007), Real Screen “Global 100” (2006), Prime Time Emmy Nominee (2005), National Headliners Award (2004), Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40” (1998), and the California Public Defenders Association’s Gideon Award (1996).
PETER WALKER is an equity and operating partner in Towers Productions.
In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Walker served as President of Local Media for Univision Communications, Inc. based in New York. In this capacity, he had corporate P&L and operating responsibility for all of Univision’s locally-operated television and radio stations plus their local websites. Prior to his work for Univision, Mr. Walker was engaged as a consultant by both private equity and middle-market companies.
From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Walker was senior vice president of Tribune Broadcasting, a subsidiary of Chicago-based Tribune Company (TRB). In addition to corporate responsibilities, he led and advised the 15 vice president/general managers of the Eastern, Midwestern, and Southern regions of the company’s station group, as well as Superstation WGN. Prior to this position, Mr. Walker was group vice president of Tribune Television from May 1999 to 2001, overseeing nine stations.
Mr. Walker served as vice president/general manager of WGN TELEVISION from 1992 to 1999, where he was responsible for all aspects of the station’s local broadcast operations as well as its national cable “superstation” service. Prior to that, he was vice president/station manager of KTLA-TV, Los Angeles, from 1989 to 1992.