|Springboard: Exploring the Digital Age: Biographies|
The Folks Behind SPRINGBOARD -- EXPLORING THE DIGITAL AGE
Rebecca Roberts, Host and Managing Editor
Roberts is also the technology reporter for Public Radio International's "The World" (airing weekdays in the Bay Area at 2 p.m. on KQED Public Radio 88.5FM and on over 125 public radio stations nationwide). Roberts moved on to San Francisco in 1997 to become the founding producer of "Beyond Computers", a weekly hour-long public radio show covering the relationship between technology and society (now named "Salon.com Radio"). She graduated from Princeton University in 1992.
Ben Bayol, Series Producer
Bayol has been creator/writer/producer of several news, documentary, children's and dramatic specials for KGO, KRON, KPIX and KQED. These include "The Choice Between Life and Death" (an Emmy Award-winning prime time public affairs docu-drama) and "The People Versus Dan White" (a 90-minute public affairs docu-drama that aired nationally on PBS and in England on the BBC). Subsequently, he served as show/line producer/writer on a number of high-profile local and national news and information series and specials, including six seasons of the Peabody -- and Emmy Award-winning "Over Easy" (a half-hour daily strip on PBS, hosted by Hugh Downs, and, later, Mary Martin). In 1996, he joined Ziff-Davis Publishing, serving first as managing editor, and then as senior producer, Intermedia, on "The Site", a daily, hour-long high technology television news program (and companion Web site) shown nationally on MSNBC. In 1999, he was recruited to oversee the launch and first year's production of Digital West, the local KQED science and technology series that is now being re-launched nationally as Springboard. Bayol has received numerous national, regional and local awards.
Andy Jordan, Segment Producer/Reporter
Jordan has nearly eight years experience at CNN, where he reported and anchored for "CNN Newsroom", and most recently was a producer for "CNN dot COM", CNN's technology show. He also spent a year as a freelance reporter in South Korea, where he served as a consultant to the country’s state-run media agency supporting efforts to globalize their news coverage.
Angela Morgenstern, Segment Producer/Reporter
Morgenstern produced and associate produced nationally and internationally for The Working Group (producers of the KQED-presented national PBS series Livelyhood) before launching into Springboard. Also a Web producer, she has produced sites for PBS Online and Grassroots.com, and is a strong advocate of television-Web synergies. Prior to that, Morgenstern worked at PBS headquarters in The Democracy Project, a laboratory for innovative news and public affairs programming.
Barbara Moffatt, Segment Producer/Reporter
Moffatt has journalism credits in television, print and the Internet. She hails most recently from the heart of Silicon Valley, where she was senior producer at Women.com and executive producer of "Healthscape." Her previous experience includes contributing editor at Paris City Magazine and segment producer at WTIU in Bloomington, Indiana. Moffatt has an advanced degree from Columbia University and an undergraduate degree from Yale.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson, Associate Producer
Prior to joining Springboard, Johnson was a producer/director and Avid editor with Stanford University Media Solutions. Her producing credits span topics from mass customization technology to Russian mail-order brides on the Internet, and her work has played in film festivals internationally. Along the way, she has served as associate producer of Becoming Stanford, a documentary history of the University. Before going to film school, she was a research associate at Harvard Business School where she wrote case studies in corporate strategy.
Sue Ellen McCann, Senior Executive Producer
McCann has been in television production for 16 years. McCann's previous experience working on national PBS productions includes "Frontline" documentaries at the Center for Investigative Reporting, the "Digital Divide" episode "Fair Play," a documentary that examined the role computers play in widening social gaps throughout our society, and the national Bill Moyers companion program on death and dying, "With Eyes Open". McCann has also extended her work into new digital formats including web sites, CD-ROMs and touch screen kiosks. Presently, McCann also serves as executive producer for Bay Window and This Week in Northern California, all locally produced by KQED Public Television 9.