Linda Simensky is set to leave her post as Sr. VP of original animation at Cartoon Network and assume the role of Sr. director of children’s programming for PBS. She has made the move from Los Angeles to Alexandria, Virginia and will begin her new job on November 3, reporting to John F. Wilson, Sr. VP, of PBS programming.
In her new role, Simensky will manage the award-winning PBS KIDS programming block, working with producers, co-production partners and distributors throughout development, production, post-production and broadcast.
Ms. Simensky began her career with a nine-year tenure at Nickelodeon, where she helped build their animation department and launch such popular series as Doug and Rugrats. In 1995, she was appointed director of programming at Cartoon Network, where she handled scheduling, acquisitions, program operations and development. She was promoted in 1997 to VP of original animation and became Sr. VP of original animation in 2001. While at Cartoon Network, Simensky oversaw the development of Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and other major projects.