Speaker Ellen Doherty

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Ellen Doherty


Fred Rogers Productions

Ellen Doherty is Chief Creative Officer for Fred Rogers Productions, overseeing creation of television and digital content for the company’s existing PBS KIDS series—Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Peg + Cat, and Odd Squad —as well as developing new properties. She is the creator, head writer, and executive producer of the award-winning shortform, preschool series Through the Woods, and is an executive producer of Donkey Hodie, a new puppet series for kids 3-5 that will premiere on PBS KIDS in early 2021. In 2018, Ellen was nominated for a Primetime Emmy® Award for Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like, the retrospective tribute to the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. An Emmy® Award-winning producer and writer with more than 20 years’ experience in children’s media, she was previously executive producer and story editor of the PBS KIDS series Cyberchase. Ellen oversaw production of television and digital content for the series for six seasons, including several shortform video series. She began her career as an associate producer on the award-winning PBS KIDS series Reading Rainbow. Ellen has a B.A. in Communications from Boston College.

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