John Cosgrove

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As C.E.O. of Cosgrove/Meurer Productions, Inc., John Cosgrove has produced and/or directed over three hundred hours of primetime network television.

With his partner, Terry Meurer, he is creator and executive producer of the six-time Emmy nominated series “Unsolved Mysteries,” one of television’s longest-running series.
and has been credited with helping solve over 300 cases

Cosgrove has also produced two feature films and fifteen movies-for-television, including “Yesterday’s Children” (CBS) starring Jane Seymour and Hume Cronyn; “Guilty Until Proven Innocent” (NBC) starring Martin Sheen and Brendan Fraser; and “The Inheritance” (CBS) an adaptation of Louise May Alcott’s first novel.

Cosgrove began his career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kingston, Jamaica where he wrote and produced a television series for the Jamaican Adult Literacy Program and produced a recruiting-training film for the U.S. Peace Corps.

As to his community activities, Cosgrove serves on the board of the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles YMCA, the Board of Governors of the Lowe Institute of Claremont McKenna College, and the School Board for the Dolores Mission School in East L.A.

He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Loyola Marymount University and chairs the Council for School of Film and Television at LMU.

Cosgrove and his wife, Mary, live in Pasadena, California, and have five children and three grandchildren.