Stephanie Carter Named Executive Producer of THIRTEEN’s Secrets of the Dead Series

Posted: June 21, 2017

Stephanie Carter Named Executive Producer of THIRTEEN’s Secrets of the Dead Series

WNET, parent company of New York’s PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, has announced the promotion of Stephanie Carter to the position of Executive Producer for THIRTEEN’s Secrets of the Dead series, effective July 1, 2017.

Carter has worked in a variety of production roles since joining THIRTEEN in 2005, most recently serving as supervising producer on Secrets of the Dead and American Epic. In this position, she will oversee the development, production, promotion, delivery and distribution of the award-winning PBS documentary series that explores iconic historical moments while debunking long-held myths and shining new light on past events and forgotten mysteries.

“I’ve worked with Stephanie over the past 10 years, where she has proven to be a talented and indispensable producer on a variety of science and documentary projects for THIRTEEN’s National Programming unit,” said Stephen Segaller, Vice President of Programming for WNET. “She has been an anchor for the Secrets of the Dead series, steadily taking on more editorial and budgetary responsibility for the PBS favorite, making her a natural choice for this position. I’m eager to see what new mysteries we will uncover under Stephanie’s leadership.”

Carter’s previous projects for WNET include Finding Your Roots (Seasons 1 & 2); The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama; The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., which has been recognized with an Emmy, Peabody and DuPont Award; Civilization with Niall Ferguson; Black in Latin America; Faces of America; The Human Spark with Alan Alda; The Ascent of Money, which has been recognized with an International Emmy Award; Oprah’s Roots; Mysterious Human Heart, which has been recognized with an Emmy Award; Rolling; African American Lives 2; and Looking for Lincoln.

As one of PBS’s ongoing limited primetime series, Secrets of the Dead is a perennial favorite among viewers, routinely ranking among the 10 most-watched series on public television. Currently in its 16th season, Secrets of the Dead continues its unique brand of archaeological sleuthing and employing advances in investigative techniques, forensic science and historical scholarship to offer new evidence about forgotten mysteries. Secrets of the Dead has received 10 CINE Golden Eagle Awards and six Emmy nominations, among numerous other awards.

Carter holds an M.A. from the Draper Program in Interdisciplinary Studies and Social Thought in the Humanities at New York University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and a B.A. from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.


About WNET
WNET is America’s flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as NatureGreat PerformancesAmerican MastersPBS NewsHour WeekendCharlie Rose and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings. WNET’s groundbreaking series for children and young adults include Get the MathOh Noah! and Cyberchase as well as Mission US, the award-winning interactive history game. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTSReel 13NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams and MetroFocus, the daily multi-platform news magazine focusing on the New York region. In addition, WNET produces online-only programming including the award-winning series about gender, First Person, and an intergenerational look at tech and pop culture, The Chatterbox with Kevin and Grandma Lill. In 2015, THIRTEEN launched Passport, an online streaming service which allows members to see new and archival THIRTEEN and PBS programming anytime, anywhere:

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Caption: Stephanie Carter, Executive Producer for Secrets of the Dead. Credit: Joseph Sinnott/©2017 WNET