Sesame Workshop Names Senior Vice President of Content Development
New York, NY, August 11, 2015 – Sesame Workshop announced today that Kay Wilson Stallings has joined as Senior Vice President, Content Development. In this role, Stallings will oversee creative development and pilot production globally of all original content for multiple platforms. She will explore new production models and partnerships to develop new programs, processes and talent for the creative group.
Stallings most recently served as Senior Vice President of Production and Development at Nickelodeon. In her 16 years with the company, she oversaw development of all original series production for Nickelodeon Preschool and Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s digital channel, including pre-buys, acquisitions and the global shorts programs. Stallings developed more than 20 series while at Nickelodeon including Wonder Pets, LazyTown, Wow! Wow! Wubbzy!, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Fresh Beat Band, Winx Club, Peter Rabbit, Blaze and the Monster Machines, Wallykazaam, Mutt & Stuff and the upcoming Shimmer and Shine and Sunny Styles.
“We are thrilled to have Kay on board to lead the charge on developing exciting new educational content,” said Brown Johnson, Executive Vice President and Creative Director. “Kay has an outstanding track record of bringing teams and ideas to life, that have led to some of the most successful children’s programs around today and we look forward to her bringing that keen eye to new projects for the Workshop.”
Stallings has also worked in production roles for The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Jerry Springer Show, Court TV and several pilot programs. She holds a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor’s degree from Mac Murray College.
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder. Delivered through a variety of platforms, including television programs, digital experiences, books and community engagement, its research-based programs are tailored to the needs of the communities and countries they serve. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.