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Paula Kerger

President and CEO, PBS; President, PBS Foundation

Paula Kerger is president and CEO of PBS, the nation’s largest noncommercial media organization, and president of the PBS Foundation, which provides revenue for public-television projects. During her 15-year tenure, the longest in PBS history, she has led PBS’s transformation from broadcaster to multiplatform digital media organization. Kerger previously worked for over a decade at Educational Broadcasting Corporation, parent company of Thirteen/WNET and WLIW21 New York, where she became executive vice president and COO. She serves on her alma mater the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, is a member of the Women’s Forum, a director of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and former board chair of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. (PBS is a 2022 Festival Underwriter)

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