The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has promoted Kathryn Washington to senior vice president of television content, effective Dec. 19.
In this role, Washington (pictured) will lead the development and implementation of strategies for the U.S. non-profit’s investments in mission-focused television and digital productions.
She will work closely with PBS, public television stations and independent production organizations to support innovative, diverse and creative programming for national public media audiences.
Most recently, Washington served as VP of television content. In that role, she developed and managed CPB’s investment strategy in national broadcast and digital content.
With a career in public media spanning more than 20 years, the executive joined CPB in November 2009, and has held many roles at the organization, including senior director of content strategy and director of diversity and innovation.
As director of content strategy, Washington established partnerships between PBS stations and indie producers to develop national content; and as director of diversity and innovation, she oversaw the funding of more than 20 programs such as Stanley Nelson’s The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.
Previously, she managed the Diversity Development Fund for the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and aided producers in the development of films that have aired on ‘Independent Lens’, ‘POV’ and screened at festivals worldwide.
“Kathryn is a dynamic leader who has played a significant role advancing CPB’s work developing broadcast media, programs and services that reach all Americans,” said Patricia Harrison, CPB president and CEO, in a statement. “At a time when public media’s role of bringing important information and stories to communities is more important than ever, Kathryn’s strategic vision, paired with her deep background in the public media system, will be invaluable as we develop strategies to support programming that reflects our diverse society.”