Mentor Session: Linda Simenksy
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VP, Children's Programming
As Vice President of Children’s Programming at PBS, Linda Simensky collaborates with producers, co-production partners, PBS station programmers, and distributors throughout the development, production, post-production, and broadcast phases for PBS KIDS programming. She also works closely with PBS KIDS’ Digital team to build a cross-platform media experience for kids across all PBS KIDS media properties. Her efforts in transforming PBS KIDS’ lineup for preschool- and school-age children over the past several years have brought PBS to the forefront of the children’s media space. Since joining PBS in 2003, Linda has worked with renowned producers to develop hit shows that now reach 82% of all kids ages 2-8 in the U.S. – from CURIOUS GEORGE and THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT, to WILD KRATTS and WORDGIRL. She also helped bring PBS KIDS’ newest series to fruition: DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD and is currently working on a new multimedia PBS KIDS preschool series, PEG + CAT.