20+ years with tpt, Mr. Richman has helped develop one of the country’s most highly regarded production departments. A four-time Emmy Award-winning producer/director, Mr. Richman was executive-in-charge of the Peabody Award-winning productions Hoop Dreams and Liberty! The American Revolution. More recently, Richman was executive-in-charge of the Emmy Award-winning specials Benjamin Franklin and The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s as well as Good Ol’ Charles Schulz for the PBS American Masters series.
As Senior Director of tpt National Productions, Fritz manages operations, planning and production. Before joining tpt National Productions, Bergmann served as Director of Institutional Relations at Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media from 2001-2008. Prior to that, he spent 13 years in various leadership roles with the American Composers Forum.
Senior Executive Producer
Allan’s executive production credits for PBS include two Peabody Award-winning productions: Liberty! The American Revolution and the acclaimed feature-length documentary, Hoop Dreams, named the number one documentary film of all time by the International Documentary Association. Other productions include the Emmy Award-winning Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and Kinsey for PBS’ AMERICAN EXPERIENCE series, the Cine Golden Eagle-winning Continental Harmony, The New Medicine and Jane Goodall: Reason for Hope.
Senior Executive Producer, Director of Science Production
Richard currently oversees all of tpt’s science media production, including tpt’s nationally broadcast adult and children’s science programming, and has directed the development of many multimedia and online science learning initiatives. Dr. Hudson is currently developing Sparticl, a gamified middle-school STEM portal. . Other executive production credits for PBS include the Emmy-winning family science series Newton’s Apple and the NOVA specials Flood!, Dying to be Thin and Absolute Zero.
|JoAnna Baldwin Mallory
Executive Producer for Bioscience and Health
JoAnna is an experienced media executive in both science and history programming. Since 2000, she has brought the academic medical community into the public media arena, with aligned agencies and industries, in the development and production of international media initiatives, spanning neuroscience and genetics, as well producing communications plans for top ranked hospitals and public health programs. Prior to joining tpt she held leadership positions, managed departments, developed new programming initiatives, and secured funding at and/or with leading stations in the PBS system, including WNET, New York, WGBH, Boston, and WQED, Pittsburgh. Baldwin Mallory has produced award-winning films and series for broadcast and theatrical release in biomedicine, life sciences, and the scientific process including the giant screen films Wired to Win: Surviving the Tour de France, Flight of the Butterflies, Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance, and the PBS series Out of the Past, among others. Human Odyssey, on human genetics, is in pre-production.
STEM Development Manager
As a professional fundraiser and manager of marketing, communications and events, Ginger Wange has over ten years of experience in non-profit fundraising, for-profit sales and trade association membership for a STEM based organization. Ginger enthusiastically supports sponsorship of science, technology, engineering and math programming. Ginger is a returned Peace Corps volunteer and a graduate of St. Catherine University with a degree in Business Management and Marketing.
Senior Manager of Promotion and Engagement
Kristin is Senior Manager of Promotion and Engagement within tpt National Productions. She has over twenty years of experience in educational program development, fundraising and marketing/communications. Kristin began her tenure at tpt leading the engagement, web and promotional efforts for DragonflyTV, and has since worked on diverse projects including Slavery by Another Name; Constitution USA with Peter Sagal; Depression: Out of the Shadows; FAT: What No One is Telling You; The New Medicine; Life Part 2 and SciGirls.
Sr. Managing Producer
Ted Hinck is a Senior Managing Producer for tpt National Productions and has managed a variety of projects during his tenure at tpt. He was involved in the series production of Newton’s Apple, Donna’s Day, Health Diary, Make: television, Rudy Maxa’s World and MN Original. He has also worked on a variety of documentaries and specials such as Hamilton, Exploring Time, Hunting to the Edge of Space, Absolute Zero, Slavery by Another Name, Constitution USA with Peter Sagal, Suze Orman, and several St. Olaf Christmas concert specials.
Norbert is a Managing Producer at tpt, where he has spent over 30 years managing various projects. He currently manages the series production of MN Original and a variety of documentaries.
Emily manages SciGirls production and related efforts, as well as other tpt projects including the recent Emmy-winning documentary Transplant: A Gift for Life. Prior to tpt, Emily’s decade of production credits include documentaries, series, features and special projects for Discovery, DIY, HBO, HGTV, PBS, Sony, Sundance Channel, Travel Channel, and Warner Bros. As Director of Production at ITVS for five years, Emily worked with independent producers on over 100 documentaries, narrative films, and series for PBS. Emily first joined tpt in 1990 as a production manager on Hoop Dreams, Alive From Off Center, and The Dakota Conflict.
|Rita Korin Karl
Director of STEM Outreach and Education
An accomplished leader of high-profile science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education initiatives in the U.S. and overseas, Rita Karl served as the Director of Education at the Challenger Center for Space Science Education managing the design, implementation and assessment of formal and informal STEM education and outreach programs for an international network of learning centers in four countries located in schools, universities and museums. Prior to her work at Challenger Center, Ms. Karl was Director of the USAID project, Educational Technology in Schools, training over 2,500 educators and school administrators in inquiry-based teaching and learning using technology, impacting over 25,000 students across Egypt. The program won the “Best Project in USAID” award in 2004. At the NASA Johnson Space Center, Ms. Karl designed and led the NASA-award winning Aerospace Scholars program, now in its twelfth year, encouraging gifted students, young women and minorities to consider careers in professional STEM fields by mentoring them with working engineers. Previous positions include Education Manager at Universities Space Research Association, Project Manager for Education at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and Director of the NASA Discovery Museum at Moody Gardens in Texas. A former elementary educator, Ms. Karl holds a Masters of Science Degree in Instructional Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Directing.
Senior Manager, Station Relations & Client Services
Elaine is currently Senior Manager for Station Relations and Client Services. She oversees the marketing and communications efforts to PBS stations nationwide on behalf of tpt National Productions’ series and specials such as Constitution USA with Peter Sagal; Slavery by Another Name; SciGirls and the St. Olaf Christmas specials. She also works with the generous corporations and foundations that provide production funding for our national programs. Elaine received her B.A. in psychology from The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
Jolene is the Executive Editor of Sparticl. She is a communications professional with a proven track record of building engaging online experiences and effective digital teams, as well as crafting award-winning content for a variety of platforms. Prior to returning to tpt to join the Sparticl team, Jolene worked for ReelzChannel where she relocated and rebuilt the team in Albuquerque, NM. Previously, Jolene was the Interactive Content Developer and Producer at tpt where she managed the planning and development of the MN Video Vault, an online video library designed to make hundreds of programs from the TV station’s archives accessible to educators and the general public, and oversaw the launch and day-to-day operations of a new Almanac: At the Capitol website. She has also worked as a Content Developer & Producer for Discovery Communications and the United States Mint.
Interactive Project Manager
As an Interactive Project Manager at tpt, Jill manages the development of digital projects, analyzes performance, and strategizes on ways to improve web engagement. Before joining tpt, Jill worked as a Senior Interactive Project Specialist at Be The Match and as a Project Manager at a local web development firm. Jill brings over 10 years of digital and analytics experience to the team and is a Certified ScrumMaster.
Program Development Coordinator
Coming from a background of non-profit work and related fields, Farha brings an array of abilities to further enhance National Productions’ growth and development. She has strategized to increase national outreach for Constitution USA, SciGirls, Slavery by Another Name, St. Olaf Choir, and various productions through social media and other outlets. She completed her B.A. in linguistics and has obtained a Teaching ESL certification from the University of Minnesota.