Following a national search, the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) has chosen KCPT’S Angee Simmons to be its vice president, content. Simmons will oversee the NETA Program Service and usher in a new era of content distribution. She will begin working at NETA’s headquarters in late October.
Simmons has been with KCPT, Kansas City PBS for 24 years starting in programming, becoming an award-winning producer, executive producer, vice president for TV production and creative services and most recently as vice president for engagement and education. During her tenure at KCPT, Simmons produced, wrote and directed a variety of media including promotional materials, interactive web sites, mobile applications, magazine format series, live concert performances and long-form documentaries.
Simmons said, “This is a really exciting time to be in public media and to join the NETA team. Gayle Loeber is leaving some very big shoes to fill." Simmons continued, "I’m looking forward to helping member stations and producers build audience engagement around the programming we distribute, and developing shared goals for professional development and station collaboration."
NETA president Eric Hyyppa said, “We are thrilled to have Angee joining NETA. Her rich background of work in production, education and engagement has given her an exciting vision for how the NETA Program Service can strengthen our member stations’ service to their local community.” He added, “She will be a tremendous partner as NETA pursues a rich set of professional development offerings for our creative community across public media.”