Speaker Meredith Halpern-Ranzer

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Meredith Halpern-Ranzer

Chief Executive Tinkerer


Meredith Halpern-Ranzer is an Emmy-nominated children’s media executive and the Co-founder and Chief Executive Tinkerer at Tinkercast, the company behind #1 kids podcast Wow in the World.  Previously, Meredith has a key member of the start-up team responsible for building the brand of Sprout, from the network’s launch in 2005 to the decade that followed.  She held many positions over her tenure including VP of Creative, VP of Alternative Programming and Executive Producer and was responsible for developing and overseeing branding, promotions, shorts, specials and original programming blocks, including Sunny Side Up and The Good Night Show.  Prior to joining Sprout, Meredith learned the answer to the burning question of her childhood when she found out how to get, how to get to Sesame Street where she worked for eight years as a producer and editor.  She is a founding member and on the board of directors of Children’s Media Association.

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