I am a media executive with more than twenty-five years of experience in cross-platform media development and production. I bring a unique set of skills and vision to a project—those of an accomplished producer, production executive, and funder. Much of my work focused on the development of content designed to attract new, diverse, audiences.
Until recently, I was the Chief Content Officer at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the leading funder of public media content in the country. I worked closely with system partners such as PBS, NPR, ITVS, major producing stations, diversity partners, and independent producers.
At CPB I developed the first TED special for broadcast, supported Stanley Nelson's Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, On Two Fronts: Latinos and Vietnam, Columbia DuPont Award recipient Class of 27 by James Rutenbeck, and Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle by Mylene Moreno. My time at CPB capped a rewarding career in public media that included a 14-year stint at WGBH. I served as executive producer on the series Conversations with Ilan Stavans and Maria Hinojosa: One on One. For seven years I was on the editorial team at The American Experience, the Emmy-award winning history series and was the producer of Zoot Suit Riots and Remember the Alamo. I am the producer of the film Science and the American Dream, for Blackside, Inc, and co-producer of The Americans for WGBH. I began my career as a documentary cameraman and worked as a freelancer for several years.
My work extends outside of traditional public media. I have been a recurring participant in Good Pitch, a gathering of documentary filmmakers with foundations, philanthropists, funders, and thought leaders in support of non-fiction films and impact efforts. Through my work with the US Department of State, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank, I travelled to El Salvador, Mexico, and Chile to speak about US public broadcasting.
I serve as Vice-chair of the Board of Directors for Excelencia in Education in Washington, D.C. and on the Board of Editorial Projects in Education, the publisher of Education Week.
I am a native of San Antonio, Texas.