NEW YORK, Aug. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- WNET, parent company of New York's PBS stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV, has announced several important staff changes to its national news programming executive team.
Scott E. Davis, who has most recently served as executive producer for PBS NewsHour Weekend since 2015, has been appointed executive producer of the new one-hour late-night public affairs series Amanpour and Company, which premieres nationwide September 10 at 10 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). For more than 10 years, Davis has demonstrated his mastery of news and talk programming in a variety of senior roles on Exposé, Need to Know and PBS NewsHour Weekend.
Gina Kim, a veteran of NOW with Bill Moyers and Moyers and Company, joins Amanpour and Company as co-executive producer. Kim's varied career has included roles at Women in the World Media created by Tina Brown, NOW on PBS, MSNBC, and, most recently, executive producer of the 5-part PBS national series #MeToo, Now What?
Dana Roberson, who recently joined the PBS NewsHour Weekend team as senior producer, will step into the role of acting executive producer for the series. Prior to joining WNET, she served as senior producer for WNYC's The Takeaway, a national daily public radio program focused on American conversation. Previously, Roberson worked at CBS News for 18 years on acclaimed programs including 60 Minutes and Sunday Morning with Charles Kuralt. She also worked with legendary newsman Dan Rather on his investigative team at AXS-TV.
Amanpour and Company is a collaboration between WNET and CNN, and will regularly air weeknights at 11 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Christiane Amanpour hosts from London, with other interviews from Walter Isaacson, Michel Martin, Alicia Menendez and Hari Sreenivasan from the Tisch WNET Studios at Lincoln Center in New York.
PBS NewsHour Weekend is produced by Creative News Group, a subsidiary of WNET, based in New York, and works in close coordination with the Washington-based PBS NewsHour team. PBS NewsHour Weekend, hosted by Hari Sreenivasan, was launched in September 2013 to expand its signature news coverage for viewers looking for quality, in-depth news coverage on the weekends.
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 Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend 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 experience. 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. Through multi-platform initiatives Chasing the Dream: Poverty and Opportunity in America and Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change, WNET showcases the human stories around these issues and promising solutions. 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.