Ben Sherwood

Author, Journalist, Founder and CEO of

Ben Sherwood is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. His new book, The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science that Could Save Your Life, was published in January 2009 and became an instant New York Times best seller. Sherwood is also the founder and CEO of, an online resource center and support network that helps people survive and thrive in the face of adversity. In September 2010, relaunched in partnership with Hearst Digital Media.

From April 2004 to September 2006, Sherwood worked as executive producer of ABC’s Good Morning America during the two most successful seasons in the program's history. Sherwood guided prize-winning coverage of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, the devastation of hurricane Katrina, and the controversial presidential election of 2004.

From 1997 to 2001, Sherwood worked as senior broadcast producer and senior producer of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. From 1989 to 1993, he worked as an investigative producer and associate producer at ABC News PrimeTime Live with Diane Sawyer and Sam Donaldson.

Sherwood is the author of two critically acclaimed best-selling novels: The Man Who Ate the 747 and The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. Both books were translated around the world in more than 15 languages. Charlie St. Cloud was adapted as a feature film by Universal Pictures and released in July 2010. The Man Who Ate the 747 is also being developed as a feature film and Broadway musical.

Sherwood’s latest, The Survivors Club, is a non-fiction exploration of the science and secrets of who bounces back from everyday adversity and who doesn’t; who beats life-threatening disease and who succumbs; who triumphs after economic hardship and who surrenders.

A graduate of Harvard College and a Rhodes Scholar, Sherwood earned masters degrees in history and development economics at Oxford University. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Karen Kehela Sherwood and their two sons.