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Vice President, 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.
Since joining PBS in 2003, Linda has worked with renowned producers to develop hit shows ranging from ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ and ‘Wild Kratts’ to ‘Odd Squad’ and ‘Nature Cat’. Linda is currently working on the PBS Kids series ‘Luna Around the World’ with Joe Murray, ‘Molly of Denali’ with WGBH and several pilots.
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. She began her career working for nine years at Nickelodeon, where she helped build the animation department and launch the popular series ‘Rugrats’, ‘Doug’ and ‘The Ren & Stimpy Show’.
Linda also teaches Animation History at the University of Pennsylvania.