Join hosts Kody Frederick and Jason DeBord this week as they have a chat with Tom Chiodo, Executive Producer – Special Projects, National Program Development.
Tom is an Executive Producer for WETA, the flagship PBS station in the nation’s capital, developing programming for 330 stations in 150 markets throughout U.S. Recent projects include Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History, Rethinking High School with Soledad O’Brien at Howard University / XQ Super Schools Project, the DuPont Columbia Award winning / Emmy nominated documentary series Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. In production/development: Hiding In Plain Sight: Our Mental Health Crisis; The Caregiving Project; Life, Unexpected; Critical Condition: Rural Health In America; and LGBTQ in America.
Recent projects include Emmy nominated documentary series Ken Burns Presents The Gene: An Intimate History (2020); Rethinking High School with Soledad O’Brien – Town Hall at Howard University / XQ Super Schools Project (2016); and DuPont Columbia Award & Emmy nominated documentary series Ken Burns Presents Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (2015). Documentaries in production and development (2022 through 2025): Hiding In Plain Sight: Youth Mental Illness; Remote Chance: Rural Health Care In America; Caregiving; Life, Unexpected; Mighty Real: Out & Proud In America, GERMS, among other projects.
Thirty years’ experience in the media, communications, television and entertainment industry, Tom was formerly SVP business development at Entertainment Industry Foundation – creating programs and funding key national initiatives in health care, volunteerism, childhood hunger and education, including Stand Up To Cancer (US & Canada), iParticipate, Rise and Honor, Hunger Is and ThinkItUp. Tom has held senior positions at Rubenstein Associates; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Massachusetts State Office for Children & Department of Public Health, and Manhattan Repertory Company.
Former clients include HBO, AMC; TIME, Inc.; Wenner Media; Columbia University Humanities Festival; Major League Baseball; (RED); Al Roker Entertainment, Inc.; The Tony Awards; ABC’s Good Morning America; Chances for Children; and The Apollo Theatre.
Tom is a published playwright, and co-author of “Home Care for Respirator Dependent Children” New England Journal of Medicine.
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