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February 27, 2020

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: March 2020

WNET’s very own Leandro Mejia, a self-proclaimed public media superfan, writes a monthly column of his must-see recommendations on THIRTEEN. Check out his suggestions for new and encore programs you won’t want to miss. And if you want to expand your vocabulary, click on the hyperlinked words for a definition. March into spring with THIRTEN! The Democracy [...]

February 26, 2020

WNET Receives 17 New York Emmy Award Nominations

Today, the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the nominations for the 63rd Annual New York Emmy Awards. Overall, WNET received 17 nominations. Broken down, THIRTEEN received 10, ALL ARTS received 4, WLIW received 2, and NJTV had 1. Winners will be announced at a gala on April 18, [...]

WNET Represents at The New York Urban League Centennial Job Fair

Earlier in the week, John Garcia, Director, Media Ingest and Content Delivery, and Jermaine Pinnock, Director, Media Services, represented WNET at the The New York Urban League (NYUL) Centennial Job Fair. The NYUL Job Fair supports New York’s diverse job seekers, hosting 25 employers ready to hire from among the 500 job seekers that attended the [...]

February 21, 2020

Meet Nahal Amouzadeh

As a Digital Content Specialist for ALL ARTS, Nahal Amouzadeh runs the ALL ARTS social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. She works with the editorial team to produce digital content and strategizes on how best to share these works across the ALL ARTS social media platforms. “I also write pop culture pieces [...]

February 7, 2020

Meet David Polk

As a Digital Lead, Content and Strategy, for American Masters, David Polk’s mission is to help grow the audience for American Masters on all platforms as the series transforms from 12 annual TV programs to becoming a year-round brand with content published daily. “We want to serve current and future American Masters fans where and [...]

February 1, 2020

Leandro’s Don’t Miss List: February 2020

WNET’s very own Leandro Mejia, a self-proclaimed public media superfan, writes a monthly column of his must-see recommendations on THIRTEEN. Check out his suggestions for new and encore programs you won’t want to miss. And if you want to expand your vocabulary, click on the hyperlinked words for a definition. February is for lovers of great [...]

January 31, 2020

Meet Luke Jackson

As Senior Coordinator, Music Services, Luke Jackson assists the department’s director, Sue Sinclair, with music and sound effects (SFX) pull requests, music licensing, American Federation of Musicians (AFM) payments, and all other music-related needs that pass through the department. “We’re basically the music subsection of Legal,” Luke says. Read on to learn about the path [...]

WNET Acquires WPPB-FM

WNET, America's flagship PBS station, parent company of New York's THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey, announced the acquisition of WPPB-FM, a National Public Radio station based in Southampton, New York that serves the East End of Long Island. The purchase, which was approved by the [...]

January 28, 2020

ALL ARTS Turns One!

ALL ARTS is celebrating its first anniversary of being a broadcast channel. Here are some highlights from the past year: Broadway Sandwich continues to engage and excite viewers with a second season. Additional expansive programming included House Seats: Antigone in Ferguson, a fusion of Sophocles’ classic tragedy with a contemporary gospel choir and community discussion, [...]

January 24, 2020

Meet Anthony Vezza

As an Ingest Coordinator, DUBZ/Ingest, Anthony Vezza utilizes his multimedia skills for a variety of tasks ranging from uploading weekly programs, such as NJTV’s On the Record and THIRTEEN’s Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, to converting archival tapes into digital video. “I always like to describe Ingest as the “Beating Heart” that’s responsible for the [...]

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