Joseph Sinnott.

Message from the President & CEO

As my tenth fiscal year leading WNET and serving our community comes to a close, I’m struck by how far we’ve come – together. We have transformed our organization to a true multi-platform resource for programming, information, entertainment and inspiration.

And you have been there every step of the way. You’ve told us that you trust us to bring you balanced, unbiased news and public affairs programming that dives deeper into issues; you’ve connected with Passport, our online member benefit which allows you to stream PBS, THIRTEEN and WLIW programs; and you’ve told us that you appreciate the work we do in the community—for teachers, children and underserved audiences. And we have listened.

This year, like every year at WNET, we deliver to you the highest quality content, from the national series that we produce, including Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, Secrets of the Dead and PBS NewsHour Weekend to those produced by our sister stations, including NOVA, Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, PBS NewsHour, and more.

Locally, we continue to build our presence, expanding NJTV News with new studio facilities and the capacity to deliver local news to all of New Jersey, continuously improving MetroFocus, and offering more Treasures of New York and topical programming to serve all of our audiences across the tri-state area.

Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to bringing you more new programming in 2018 like Amanpour and Company, which launched in September, and an entirely new Arts offering with ALL ARTS, which has now launched online and will be joined by a broadcast and streaming service very soon.

Neal Shapiro
President and CEO