Kay Wilson Stallings serves as Senior Vice President, Creative Development, Sesame Workshop. In this role, Stallings oversees creative development and pilot production globally of all original content for multiple platforms. She also explores new production models and partnerships to develop new programs, processes, and talent for the creative group.
In 2017, Stallings created and directed the first annual Sesame Street Writers Room, an intensive six-week competitive fellowship program dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and increasing the presence of writers with diverse voices in children’s media. Held at Sesame Workshop’s New York City office, eight participants selected from a pool of 800 came from across the country to meet weekly with industry writers, producers, agents, and executives, with two winners offered creative development deals.
Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Stallings was 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, Yo GabbaGabba!, Fresh Beat Band, Shimmer and Shine, and Blaze and the Monster Machines.
Stallings holds a Master’s degree from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor’s degree from Mac Murray College.