John Servidio is the General Manager of NJTV, where he oversees the operation, staff, and programming for the New Jersey public television station. His hands-on management responsibilities include overseeing the NJTV’s weeknight news program, NJ Today with Mike Schneider, and the network’s live programming and specials, including the Governor’s annual State of the State and Budget addresses, state budget hearings, local political debates and election coverage. Servidio works directly with filmmakers and outside producers to negotiate and green-light new network content, and cultivates an array of media and content partnerships across the Garden State, including remote production facilities. In front of the camera, Servidio currently hosts the network’s student-film series, NJDOCS, and records interstitial and Pledge messages.
Servidio also serves as General Manager of the Long Island public television station WLIW21 since 2009. Previously, Servidio was a consultant for WNET, parent company of award-winning public television stations THIRTEEN and WLIW21 and operator of NJTV. His relationship with public media began in 1995 when his company, Betelgeuse Productions, was hired to provide engineering and editorial services for WNET’s new online edit rooms.
He resides in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and daughter.