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February 15, 2017

Geraldine Moriba Joins WNET as Programming Consultant for Multi-Platform Initiatives

Geraldine Moriba has been appointed Programming Consultant, Multi-Platform Initiatives, and has already begun her new position. She will initially serve as the Project Director of Chasing the Dream: Poverty & Opportunity in America, WNET’s multiplatform public media initiative providing critical programming on poverty, income equality, and opportunity.

“Geraldine is an extraordinarily talented leader and producer who brings fresh ideas, insights and context to complicated issues,” said Neal Shapiro, President & CEO of WNET. “We are fortunate to have her as part of our team.”

Most recently Geraldine, who is also CEO Moriba Media, served a blended role as Executive Producer with the original program development team and Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion for CNN Worldwide. During Moriba’s tenure, CNN attained its highest diverse audience levels. Moriba also recently released the independent documentary Until 20, which has screened at 15 film festivals across the world and won 9 audience awards. In 2017 it will be featured at a bi-partisan Congressional screening on Capitol Hill.

Previously, Moriba was executive producer of CNN’s award winning In America documentary series. Prior to her work at CNN, Moriba served as Executive Producer, Senior Producer and Producer on a number of special projects for NBC News and MSNBC, including the highly successful daily news site The Grio, which continues to be influential with African American social media engagement and audience reach.

Moriba has received numerous honors including five Emmy Awards, an Alfred I. DuPont Award, two Peabody Awards, two RTNDA-Unity Awards, four New York Film Festival Awards, two National Association of Black Journalists First Place Documentary Awards, the US Films Video Festival Silver Screen Award, two National Headliner Awards, the Chris Award of the Columbus International Film and Video Festival, a Nancy Susan Reynolds Informational Documentary Finalist Award, among others. Moriba was awarded a Visiting Ferris Professorship of Journalism at Princeton University and in 2014 she was the second recipient of the Anita Hill Gender Justice Award. In 2016 she received the Council of Urban Professionals Catalyst Change Agent Award.

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