Jordan Kerner is an American producer.
Kerner began his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern California. He subsequently transferred to Stanford University where he graduated in 1972 with distinction and honors receiving a BA in Political Science and Communications. He then earned an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley in 1976 and also, in the same year, a JD from the University of California, Hastings, serving on the Law Review and founding COMM/ENT, the Journal of Communications and Entertainment Law.
Kerner started off his career at CBS-TV KPIX-SF in San Francisco in 1971. In 1976 he became an attorney at the law firm of Ball, Hunt, Hart and Baerwitz. In 1977, he left to join CBS Entertainment as a program and talent negotaitor, in 1978 he then switched to Universal Television for NBC, taking the position of assistant to the senior VP.
Two years later, he also took on the task of director of program development QM Productions. The following year, he changed jobs and became the director of dramatic series development at ABC Entertainment. He was promoted to vice president of dramatic development in 1983.
He held this position until 1986, when he formed