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Linda Simensky

PBS Kids

Head of Content

Linda Simensky

As Head of Content 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 spearheads new, experimental approaches for emerging platforms to engage kids and support their learning, developing a slate of content that represents the next generation of children. The American public rates PBS KIDS as the most trusted educational media brand for children, and PBS KIDS programs consistently rank highly with moms and preschoolers.

 Before joining PBS, Linda was Senior Vice President of Original Animation for Cartoon Network, where she oversaw development and series production of ‘The Powerpuff Girls’, among others. Since joining PBS in 2003, Linda has worked with renowned producers to develop hit shows that reach millions of kids ages 2-8 in the U.S. – from ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood’ and ‘Wild Kratts’, to ‘Molly of Denali’ and ‘Alma’s Way.’

 She also teaches a course on animation history at the University of Pennsylvania.