December 16, 2014 – NJTV, New Jersey’s Public Television Network, announced Sally Garner will assume duties as its new Executive Producer, reporting directly to NJTV’s General Manager John Servidio. Garner previously served as the Executive Producer for WNET’s weekly newsmagazine, MetroFocus.
In her new role, Garner’s responsibilities will entail developing new programming, and production of town halls, and other special broadcasts. Garner, a resident of New Jersey, will also be charged with growing new content partnerships with colleges, universities and media outlets in the state.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Sally Garner back to New Jersey public television. She is a talented, highly motivated –and motivating– producer,” said John Servidio, NJTV’s General Manager. “She has the ability to create programming in creative, efficient ways and is well-connected in the broadcast community. We’re confident that will translate into more high-end local programming for our viewers, and stronger relations with our communities.”
An Emmy-award winning television producer, Sally Garner’s experience includes producing, writing and reporting for major news outlets including CBS and CNN and public television in New York and Los Angeles. She most recently served as executive producer for WNET’s award-winning weekly news magazine program, MetroFocus, following duties as a senior producer at NJTV on its nightly news program and live coverage specials. Garner was producer and writer for WNET New York’s nationally-distributed news program, WorldFocus. Garner also produced and wrote WNET’s Treasures of New York: Lincoln Center, an hour-long documentary on the history and renovation of New York’s cultural arts center, hosted by Patti LuPone. She was Executive Producer for the live two-hour SuperstormSandy: A Live Town Hall broadcast in May 2013, and co-Executive Producer of the live three-hour program What Next After Newtown in December, 2012. Garner received her B.A. from UCLA.
Garner, a resident of Hunterdon County, will work out of NJTV’s new office space in Newark when construction is completed.
NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to New Jersey and its tristate neighbors. NJTV presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, American Masters, Charlie Rose, and BBC World News America and a range of documentaries and children’s programs. NJTV offers an array of local news and cultural offerings on air and online including American Songbook at NJPAC, On the Record with Michael Aron, Driving Jersey, NJDocs, Due Process, One-on-One with Steve Adubato, Classroom Close-Up NJ and State of the Arts. The network’s flagship news broadcast, NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams, features stories from across the Garden State. NJTV complements its growing news staff by partnering with state-wide media and higher education institutions. NJTV is also a leader in connecting with viewers on emerging platforms, including the NJTV website where users can stream PBS content for free and local educators can find free, classroom-ready, digital resources.