Fred Rogers names new CCO

Ellen Doherty promoted to newly created Chief Creative Officer role to oversee growing slate of shows and expanded creative team

Written by Rhys Thomas

Posted 16.12.2019 | Entertainment

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Fred Rogers Productions has promoted Ellen Doherty to Chief Creative Officer, a newly-created position.

In her new role, Ellen will oversee an expanding portfolio of children’s content, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Odd Squad, and Peg + Cat, across multiple platforms and manage a growing team of creative professionals.

She reports directly to President and CEO Paul Siefken, who says: “Ellen is a creative dynamo who has done a fantastic job expanding our ‘Neighborhood’ with extraordinary content.

“From her oversight of our award-winning portfolio to exceptional new projects in development, Ellen has been instrumental at every stage of the creative process, and we’ll continue to benefit from her know-how and talent.”

Ellen joined Fred Rogers Productions as Executive in Charge of Production in January 2016, spearheading the creation of television and digital content for the company’s existing series. She also helms the development of new properties, including 2017’s Emmy Award-winning pre-school series Through the Woods, on which she also served as head writer and executive producer.

“Being part of the Fred Rogers Productions team and its commitment to develop and deliver top quality educational media for kids and families is a true joy,” says Ellen. 

“I’m excited about the milestones we’ve achieved with our current series and look forward to introducing audiences to our new projects, which will provide them with even more outstanding content to engage with and learn from together.”


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