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September 29, 2017

Meet Eva Rosenberg

As an Associate Producer for WLIW, Eva Rosenberg primarily works on the popular SciTech Now and Treasures of New York series. “My responsibilities range from researching show topics and booking guests to assisting on shoots and creating content for our social media platforms,” Eva says. Read on to learn about Eva’s passion for storytelling, her favorite places in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, and more.

Eva Rosenberg

What is your background, and how did you land at WNET?

I began college as a psychology major. At the time, I felt very strongly about helping people and imagined myself as a social worker or counselor. After taking a course called The Art of the Interview, I realized that I could utilize the listening skills crucial for a career in social work and apply them to a career in journalism. I soon discovered that listening to people’s stories and sharing them through writing and video was something I was truly passionate about. The professor of the course had a profound impact on me and I continued to sign up for her classes. During my senior year, she told me about internship opportunities at WNET and connected me with my current supervisor, Diane Masciale. This opportunity reinforced my desire to be a storyteller — and what better place to do so than at New York Public Media?

What’s next on Treasures of New York, and is there an institution you’d like to see profiled in the series?

We have some amazing episodes in the pipeline for our series. Treasures of New York: St. George Theatre will air on October 19.  Other future episodes will spotlight the U.S. Open, the Frick Collection, Juilliard School, and MoMA. I would love the series to highlight The Chelsea Hotel. There is such a fascinating history behind this landmark hotel, which served as a residence for some of the most inspirational artists and thinkers of all time.

Are there any upcoming SciTech Now segments you’re particularly excited about?

We are very excited about season 4 of SciTech Now, which premieres on Monday. The season is jam packed with incredible interviews on topics ranging from the evolutionary biology of New York City rats to a lab that engineers animal-free leather. Be sure to check it out!

For our Media with Impact campaign, we’ve been asking viewers to share stories describing how THIRTEEN has influenced their life. How has THIRTEEN (or the PBS station of your childhood) inspired you?

My childhood wouldn’t be the same without shows like Arthur, Sesame Street, and Zoom. I still remember certain episodes and many of the songs!

Which three shows airing on our stations this month are you most likely to watch, stream, or record?

I haven’t gotten the chance to watch any of Ken Burns’ The Vietnam War. I look forward to catching up on the series over the weekend.

Where do you live, and what are some of your favorite places in your neighborhood?

I recently moved to Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, in an apartment conveniently located near one of my favorite places ever, the beautifully-decorated Cuban restaurant, Pilar. Their brunch menu has French toast with chocolate and guava drizzle. Need I say more?

What book are you currently reading?

I recently discovered the author Dani Shapiro and have made it my mission to read all of her books. So far I’ve read Family History and I just finished her memoir Slow Motion. Only seven books left to go!

Do you have a special interest or hobby outside of work? If so, tell us about it!

When home, I’m most likely streaming movies online or watching an excessive amount of movie trailers on YouTube. I find each activity equally entertaining.  I have a seemingly endless list of movies that I want to see and am always looking to add more.

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