WNET Names Paul Young Director, Production Support
In this role, Young, will manage production workflow and budgets for WNET’s national and local productions and events from fundraising, through production completion. He will also streamline processes and systems, creating production efficiencies to ensure delivery of quality content. Young brings an extensive broadcast operations background to the institution. He will report to Roslyn Davis, Vice President, Media & Broadcast Operations and General Manager of THIRTEEN.
“We’re thrilled to add someone of Paul’s caliber to an already strong operations team,” said Roslyn Davis. “As broadcast technology continues to evolve, it is essential we continuously review and revise our support processes to deliver the best value and highest quality to our millions of viewers.”
Young most recently served as Technical Production Manager at MSNBC where he provided front-line technical, operational and production support for live studio and remote MSNBC programming, mainly working on Hardball with Chris Matthews and Andrea Mitchell Reports. Young also worked as the Operations Manager for Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, where he managed the daily technical studio, control room and master control operations for live and taped programming.
Previously, Young held operational positions at several media companies including ABC News as the Operations Producer on Nightline, and at Team Video Services, where he managed the Field Operations department for the CNN New York bureau.
Young received his B.A. in Radio – Television- Film from Temple University.
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 (KidsThirteen, 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 Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Charlie 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 Math, Oh 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-ARTS, Theater Close-Up, NJTV 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 identity, 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: www.thirteen.org/passport.