Trisha Creekmore Joins PBS Interactive As Editorial Director Of PBS.org
ALEXANDRIA, VA - January 5, 2001 - Trisha Creekmore, a former interactive executive producer with Discovery Communications' Discovery.com, has been appointed editorial director of PBS.org, the popular, award-winning Web site of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). In this recently created position, Ms. Creekmore will be responsible for managing editorial workflow, as well as planning and upholding the editorial mission, of the comprehensive site that supports education, culture and citizenship. Ms. Creekmore will manage a dynamic, local/national Internet publishing framework that includes Web sites produced by more than 400 independent and station-based producers. Ms. Creekmore began her appointment in December 2000 and reports directly to Cindy Johanson, senior vice president, PBS Interactive.
"We are delighted to have Trisha joining the PBS Interactive team," commented Ms. Johanson. "Trisha has the creativity and commitment to excellence that is our hallmark. Her distinguished record of accomplishment and experience promises a compelling and distinctive future for PBS new media content, especially as we prepare for services using broadband and wireless."
In her position at Discovery.com, Ms. Creekmore managed multiple areas of the award-winning site, including Animal Planet Online. She also served as a community producer for TIME.com. Her background also includes a broad range of production, editorial and writing positions with such organizations as the Web-based magazine Charged, New Jersey Online, California Builder magazine and Fodor's The Berkeley Guides, among others.
Ms. Creekmore holds a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
PBS.org, PBS's award-winning site on the World Wide Web, produces high-quality Web programming as it pioneers the convergence of television and the Internet. PBS.org features more than 85,000 pages of content as well as companion Web sites for nearly 400 PBS programs and specials. In January 2000, Yahoo! put PBS.org at the top of its list of the best Web sites of all time.
PBS, headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, is a private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 347 public television stations. A trusted community resource, PBS uses the power of noncommercial television, the Internet and other media to enrich the lives of all Americans through quality programs and education services that inform, inspire and delight. Available to 99 percent of American homes with televisions and to an increasing number of digital multimedia households, PBS serves nearly 100 million people each week.