Jon Macks has written for Hollywood’s top television programs, including the most prestigious awards shows, late night programs and television specials. From 1992 through February 2014 he was a staff writer for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. Macks has written for the Academy Awards 20 times, writing the show and for hosts Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Hugh Jackman, Whoopi Goldberg and Chris Rock. Macks has written for 20 Emmy Awards, has been nominated for eight Emmy Awards and received a Writers Guild Award for his work on the Golden Globe Awards. He was also creator and consulting producer for the HBO series K Street. Prior to moving to Los Angeles he was one of the top political consultants in the country; since then he has provided debate prep for 5 Democratic presidential nominees and continues to advise and write speeches for a number of Democratic Senators, Governors and cabinet officials.