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KQED Senior Managment

Tim Olson

Tim Olson

Vice President, Digital Media and Education

Tim oversees the digital media and education groups for KQED. The digital media group includes all Web, mobile and interactive applications. He is responsible for all company Web properties including KQED.org, one of the most trafficked public media station sites in the nation. In addition, Tim leads KQED Education, which produces original media for learners such as iBooks textbooks and engages with educational organizations to broaden and deepen the impact of KQED media.

Tim works closely with Matter, a Silicon Valley accelerator co-founded by KQED and the John S. and James L Knight Foundation. Tim is former Chair of the Board of the Integrated Media Association, an industry group whose mission is to harness the power of the Internet and other new media platforms for the benefit of public broadcasters. Tim also consults to a number of projects and organizations in and outside public broadcasting including the CPB, PBS and NPR.

Tim has been a pioneer in public media's uses of various Internet technologies including locative media, publishing with blog tools, audio and video podcasting and online original content.

Prior to joining KQED, Tim was Interactive Director for five years at KCTS Seattle. Prior to that, he oversaw all Web operations at WTTW Chicago.

Also on KQED.org this week ...

Through a Lens Darkly
KQED Celebrates Black History Month

KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Black History Month. During February, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on African American themes and issues.

Yo Yo Ma
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area

KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.

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