Ellen Doherty, who joined Fred Rogers Productions as its executive in charge of production in January 2016, has been promoted to the newly created position at the company. In her new role, Doherty will oversee an expanding portfolio of children’s content across multiple platforms and manage a growing team of creative professionals.
“Ellen is a creative dynamo who has done a fantastic job expanding our ‘Neighborhood’ with extraordinary content,” says Fred Rogers Productions’ President and CEO Paul Siefken. “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.”
Prior to her promotion, Doherty had been overseeing the creation of television and digital content for the company’s existing series, such as Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Odd Squad, and developing new properties, such as Through the Woods.
“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,” Doherty says. “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.”
Last year, Doherty was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like, the 50th-anniversary tribute to Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.