SVP Head of Smithsonian Channel Content; MTV Entertainment Studios
Pamela A. Aguilar is Senior Director of Programming and Development for PBS. In this role she identifies, develops and oversees the production of original content and acquisitions for PBS Primetime in the genres of science, history, natural history, culture, and independent film. She works closely with Executive Producers of PBS’ documentary series POV, Independent Lens and LPB’s VOCES as well as national content producing member stations like WGBH, WNET and TPT, and co-producing partners like NHNZ, VOX and the BBC.
Prior to joining PBS, Aguilar worked as a writer, producer, director and executive producer creating innovative content on race relations, education, social justice, pop-culture and health. Some of her credits include, America by the Numbers, about the impact of America’s changing demographics, The Graduates/Los Graduados, about the high school dropout crisis, and Between Two Plates, a satirical telenovela she created, on healthy eating. Early on, she began her career in TV commercial production where she worked on top brand named client advertising and marketing campaigns. She’s a graduate of The New School University in New York and hails from the Golden State of California.