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January 4, 2019

Meet Anna Campbell

As a Multimedia Producer for ALL ARTS, Anna Campbell produces arts-focused content for both the ALL ARTS broadcast channel and online platforms, taking projects from beginning to end. She has been part of the WNET family for several years, having worked on projects like American Graduate Day and Treasures of New York. Read on to learn about the ALL ARTS shows on Anna’s must-watch list, her favorite places on the Upper West Side, and more.

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

I majored in television at Ithaca College. Before landing at ALL ARTS, I worked as a freelance producer and editor in nonfiction television. I’ve worked on everything from True Life on MTV to Brain Games on National Geographic to advertising videos for Facebook. I was part of the American Graduate Day team at THIRTEEN for five years and made my way into different departments at WNET. After working on Treasures of New York for WLIW, I was thrilled to find out about the multimedia producer position at ALL ARTS. As a lover of the arts and of this company, this was a wonderful opportunity. We have a dedicated, collaborative team that I’m so proud to be a part of.

The ALL ARTS channel launches on January 28. Is there a program that will air on the channel, or a recent story on the website, that you’re particularly excited about?

I am ecstatic to see the results of all of our hard work these last few months make it to the big screen. As a big fan of Broadway, I can’t wait for everyone to see Broadway Sandwich. Broadway Sandwich follows Broadway stars on their breaks between matinee and evening performances on two-show days. The series was a bit hit on Facebook Watch and will debut on the ALL ARTS broadcast channel Wednesday, January 30 at 9 p.m. with the episode featuring Kyle Post from Kinky Boots. Kyle cracked me up so much in the episode that I just had to buy a ticket to Kinky Boots to see him in action.

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?

I grew up with Sesame Street, The Magic School Bus and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. I fondly remember Mister Rogers putting on his shoes and sweater and being a very soothing character in my childhood.

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

ALL ARTS all the way! I will be watching our content from my living room on my Apple TV. Top of my list are House Seats: Antigone in Ferguson, The Vault (featuring Toni Morrison) and In Motion: Andrea Miller.

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

I live on the Upper West Side.  Levain Bakery holds a special place in my heart. Their cookies are outrageous. Local burger joint Fred’s has great food and a very neighborhood feel. Fred’s is named after a dog, and the walls of the restaurant are lined with photos of Upper West Side pups.

What book are you currently reading?

I just started Becoming by Michelle Obama. I’ve always been impressed by her and learning about her background and journey from her voice has made me even more of a fan.

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

Every Thursday, I play dodgeball at a school on the Upper West Side. We came close to winning the championship last season and will hopefully regain glory this winter. I am a major Yankees fan. I go to many games during the season and have more baseball cards than is appropriate for a small Manhattan apartment.

 

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