Clinton Schaff is an award-winning producer of audio, television, film and live-event projects. He works independently, with media and journalism organizations, and with brands and companies. In 2020, Adweek honored Clint as one of its Creative 100, which celebrates the 100 most inspiring minds in marketing, media and culture, and as one of ten honorees in the category of Media Innovators.
Best known for his work as Vice President of Strategy and Development at the Los Angeles Times, Clint was the first employee of L.A. Times Studios, and responsible for the development and programming of various audio, video and experiential projects. Successful projects include the immensely popular Dirty John podcast and two seasons of Dirty John, the television series franchise (which aired on Bravo and USA networks for Seasons 1 and 2, respectively). Clint has led development and business-side operations around many successful podcasts, including Man In the Window, Larger Than Life, Room 20, Chasing Cosby, It Was Simple: The Betty Broderick Murders, The Trials of Frank Carson, Asian Enough and The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times. Before the expansion of his roles and responsibilities, he led an array of strategic initiatives including L.A. Times Studios programming development, founding of the Newstory storytelling festival, and vertical-specific product and idea generation for the news organization.
Prior to Los Angeles Times, Clint was U.S. General Manager directing all domestic operations, creative and account activities for Vision7 integrated advertising teams in Los Angeles and New York. Before that, Clint served as a Vice President for digital at two leading global agencies, Edelman and Golin. Over the course of his career, he has earned praise and awards for his work with high-profile brands and organizations including Procter & Gamble, Activision, Nintendo, Nestle, POM Wonderful, FIJI Water, Wonderful Pistachios, the Clinton-Gore White House, David Bowie, and the New York Yankees,.
Clint has a BA in Communications & Political Science from the University of Minnesota and a MA from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. After earning his graduate degree from USC, he returned to USC Annenberg for 10 years to teach as an adjunct instructor.
Clint lives in Bentonville, Arkansas, with his wife Jessica, and enjoys hosting a weekly radio show on 103.3 KOBV, rapping hip hop karaoke, attending live sporting events and concerts, and nature walks with his puppy Mia.