WNET Appoints Julie Anderson as Executive Producer, Documentaries & Development for THIRTEEN

Posted: February 23, 2012

Award-winning development executive and executive producer added to the tri-state public media provider’s production team

February 10, 2012 – WNET, parent company of New York’s public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, appointed Julie Anderson to the position of Executive Producer, Documentaries & Development for THIRTEEN.

In this role, Anderson will oversee documentary limited series, occasional single documentaries as well as develop new programming ideas. She will also be involved in fundraising, overseeing production and, post-production, delivery and distribution, and coordinating broadcast and non-broadcast aspects of productions. Anderson brings more than 20 years of experience overseeing the development, production and promotion of non-fiction programming and will report to Stephen Segaller, Vice President of Programming.

“As we prepare to go into WNET’s 50th anniversary year, Julie’s proven record of getting the very best out of quality producers, driving the development of new projects, conceiving fresh new ideas, and making the dollars go farther – these will all be instrumental in our continuing to create substantive programming that is attractive to audiences,” said Stephen Segaller.

Prior to accepting this position, Anderson served as a producer for HBO Documentary Films where she concurrently oversaw all aspects of production including, budgets, schedules, crew hiring and management, and post production, on two documentary films slated for 2012 broadcast. She is currently nominated for a 2012 Academy Award ™ for her short documentary film, “God is the Bigger Elvis.”

Previously, Anderson was Programming Executive for HBO Documentary Films where she supervised the development, production and promotion of more than 30 original documentary film projects during her 5 year tenure and was responsible for identifying new film series projects for development, securing funding and acquiring films to ensure a steady influx of high-quality programming for the cable network. Prior to her work at HBO, Anderson served as Creator, Executive Producer, Program Development for CNN’s iReport Film Festival, CNN’s first online film festival. She also worked as Co-creator, Executive Producer for ESPN’s 60-minute magazine series, E:60 and as Creator, Executive Producer for BET’s 60-minute talk show, Meet the Faith. Anderson served as a producer and director for HBO Sports and as an Executive Producer at ESPN.

Anderson has received numerous honors for creative achievement including four Emmy Awards and two Peabody Awards. Anderson is a board member the National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and a member of New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).

Anderson holds a B.S. from the University of Vermont.

About WNET
New York’s WNET is America’s flagship public media outlet, bringing quality arts, education and public affairs programming to over 5 million viewers each week. The parent company of public television stations THIRTEEN andWLIW21 and operator of NJTV, WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as NatureGreat PerformancesAmerican MastersNeed to KnowCharlie RoseTavis Smiley and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings available on air and online. Pioneers in educational programming, WNET has created such groundbreaking series as Get the MathNoah Comprende and Cyberchaseand provides tools for educators that bring compelling content to life in the classroom and at home. WNET highlights the tri-state’s unique culture and diverse communities through NYC-ARTSReel 13NJ Today and the new online newsmagazine MetroFocus.


WNET Appoints Julie Anderson as Executive Producer, Documentaries & Development for THIRTEEN