Alyssa Sapire is Vice President of Original Programming for Disney Channels Worldwide, overseeing a slate of projects for both Disney Junior and Disney Channel. Since 2016, she has shepherded the MuppetBabies reboot, Vampirina, and the new Monsters, Inc series for Disney’s new streaming service. Prior to Disney, Alyssa was VP of Development and Programming for FremantleMedia Kids & Family Group, overseeing shows such as My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Tree Fu Tom, Wizards and Aliens, and Kate and Mim Mim. Before helping to launch the Kids division of Fremantle, she spent ten years with Nickelodeon, launching Noggin and TeenNick with the groundbreaking Degrassi series and overseeing development and production of award-winning series and multiplatform projects. Shows include Gigantic, The Assistants, A Walk In Your Shoes, O’Grady and Play With Me Sesame. Prior to Nickelodeon, Alyssa was a Producer at Scholastic, overseeing TV and software projects for the I Spy and Clifford franchises, and developed a multiplatform educational brand for The Walt Disney Company. She started out in production and research for PBS/WNET-TV, working on science documentaries while getting her Masters in Education from Teachers College Columbia University.