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Eugenia Harvey

Eugenia Harvey is the Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for The WNET Group.

In her role, Harvey has developed a comprehensive strategy to address diversity and representation at the organization. This includes ongoing anti-racism training for the entire organization; review and recommendations for hiring and onboarding staff; Board of Trustees diversification and promoting inclusion across all departments. Harvey has also led the creation of an IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity) Advisory Council, a 12-person coalition of dedicated staff members, and a system of subcommittees, to work with the CEO and senior staff to implement DEI strategies and solutions across the organization. In addition, she is spearheading the formation of The WNET Group’s Ideation Academy, an internal professional development program to foster better BIPOC representation in content and improve diversity behind the camera and at the producer’s table.

Harvey oversees The WNET Group’s Community Engagement team, which has partnered with thought leaders from over 400 community organizations to convene solutions-oriented discussions around systemic racism in New York City and across the country.

Harvey is an award-winning producer, showrunner and television executive who joined The WNET Group as executive producer of Chasing the Dream: Poverty & Opportunity in America, a public media initiative providing critical programming on poverty, income inequality and opportunity, and Peril & Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change, a public media project reporting on the human stories of climate change and its potential solutions. Both initiatives have led to numerous partnerships and have inspired content for The WNET Group’s local and national programs and websites, PBS Digital Studios, public radio and digital productions. The Chasing the Dream initiative was nominated for two New York Emmys in 2019 for its Getting Off the Streets series and under Eugenia’s leadership, was nominated for two in 2020 for its series, A Dream Deferred. She continues to oversee these projects.

Prior to joining WNET, Harvey served as an executive producer for Third Rail with OZY. She was also the series producer of the Race Matters: Solutions series for PBS NewsHour with Charlayne Hunter-Gault. Harvey’s previous television work includes various high-profile projects for BET, A&E, ABC News, CBS News and CNN.

Harvey received her Masters of Science in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The University of Georgia.

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