Sylvia Bugg serve as CPE, General Manager

ARLINGTON, Va.,- PBS these days introduced the promoting of Sylvia Bugg to serve as Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming. Bugg will take on this new function at once and file without delay to PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.

Bugg will oversee all non-children's content material and lead PBS's programming method throughout its broadcast and digital platforms. She will additionally be accountable for the acquisition and improvement of world-class programming for PBS and its member stations, with a specific focal point on sharing necessary tales that replicate the variety of our country.

Bugg in the past served as Vice President of General Audience Programming, the place she oversaw the PBS editorial crew and led the method throughout all genres, which include news, public affairs, documentaries, history, science, herbal records and arts programs.

Since the onset of the pandemic, Bugg and the Programming crew have stronger PBS's content material method to assist our united states of america navigate these unsure times. In partnership with the WORLD Channel, more than a few producers and PBS member stations, Bugg restructured PBS's sunlight hours and primetime schedules to prioritize academic and cultural applications that meet the wants of thousands and thousands of Americans.

Bugg additionally performed a main position in leveraging public television's countrywide platform to assist the dialog round race in America. Working carefully with inside and exterior stakeholders, she shifted PBS's broadcast and streaming content material choices to consist of the re-broadcast of movies targeted on African American records by means of Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Stanley Nelson, in addition to a curated listing of applications from FRONTLINE, POV, INDEPENDENT LENS, PBS NEWSHOUR and different iconic collection that discover race and the have an impact on of racism.

"At a time when the work of public tv is extra necessary than ever, Sylvia is the best chief to take on this essential role," stated Kerger. "Throughout her incredible career, she has delivered an awesome portfolio of programming to audiences throughout America, and she has been a passionate champion for PBS and our member stations."

Prior to becoming a member of PBS, Bugg served as Vice President of Diversity and TV Content at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB). In this role, she furnished strategic management and used to be accountable for CPB's efforts to improve range throughout public media thru the collaboration and assist of content material creators, distributors and partnering organizations.

Bugg additionally until now labored at PBS as Director of General Audience Programming, the place she led efforts to boost a portfolio of drama, overall performance and cultural programs. She additionally held various programming roles in records and public affairs at PBS. Prior to becoming a member of PBS, Bugg spent 12 years in programming, manufacturing and operations for numerous Discovery Communications networks.

Bugg holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, an MA in Journalism from American University and a BA in Communications from Old Dominion University. She is a member of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications and Women In Film and Video. Through the T. Howard Foundation, she additionally mentors numerous and underrepresented university college students and younger authorities involved in media. 

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