His work has won multiple gold Emmy's, Telly's, CLIO's, Addy's and the New York Film Festival.
His first job out of school was as News Director of KHAI Radio, Honolulu. Jonathan Abel’s newsroom window on the 3rd floor faced Pearl Harbor and as he wrote news copy, he could imagine the Japanese planes approaching over Ewa Beach, over cane fields and the little village of Aiea on that sweet, Sunday morning in 1941...the "sneak attack" that drug America into WWII.
In 1970, he took a job offer from the news department of KGMB and covered the filming of Tora! Tora! Tora!. It was that station’s powerful radio signal the Japanese aggressors had used to guide them to Pearl.
Currently, he writes and produces media for the Department of the Interior…our national parks, dams, power plants…the Air Force Academy, Grand Canyon National Park, and pieces for the Apache, Navajo, Hopi and Nez Perce Nations. He values his trips to the reservations and meeting those incredible people.
He was Creative Director for Motorola while they were the largest high-tech corporation in the world and actually invented the term “Multi-Tasking” to promote the VME-10, the first computer in history that would do two things without completely rebooting. A few years later, in 1985, he wrote a script that meant renting Stonehenge for three days to produce a documentary on his notions of it being a multi-tasking star computer.
An accomplished actor and commercial voice talent, he has written and produced commercial mass communications projects in 19 countries for hundreds of clients. He’s hiked and photographed the Andes, Alps, Smokies, Cascades and Rockies, climbed volcanoes and pyramids, forded fjords, tracked tracks and photographed dangerous and endangered species.
Most recently, Jonathan Abel spent a month and a half in a research station in the Amazon cloudforest successfully photographing and documenting three varieties of Poison Dart Frogs and the mating of rare, Glasswing Butterflies.
Where to find Jonathan Abel online
VideosMacArthur and the UFOs - THE PLAYERS
IT'S LIKE "PATTON" MEETS "THE X-FILES"!!!
This video was created with never-before-seen WWII images from the Author's epic eBook!!!
The AudioBook edition is narrated by the Author and will be in the 2014 Grammy competitions!!
Both eBook and AudioBook NOW AVAILABLE online everywhere!!
MacArthur and the UFOs
by Jonathan Abel
True - Epic historic WWII novel – Author’s uncle was General Douglas MacArthur’s bodyguard - Orders from FDR to catch UFOs during WWII - So Mac creates very first Men in Black to investigate sightings and retrieve crashes!! After bombing Tokyo, Doolittle’s Raiders join the recovery team! Experience the Battle of Los Angeles, Jungle Warfare, Atomic Bombs, Blue Beams, UFOs…Extraordinary AudioBook.
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The Adventures Of Mota Momma
on Dec. 31, 2013
Hey, I just read your fascinating, first-person adventure that drew me through a delicious encounter with a selflessly motivated, street-wise, cannabis caregiver...steamy at times...at the gritty edge of legal...well aware of the power of her femininity...possibly a very dangerous woman. Bring us more Momma!!