Jason BlackJason Black
Vice President, Chief of Staff and Special Operations
Jason is the Vice President, Chief of Staff and Special Operations for KQED and is responsible for overseeing and directing high-level projects for the President to ensure organizational effectiveness and attainment of priorities consistent with KQED’s strategic plan. In this role Jason also serves as liaison to the senior management team and the Board of Directors.
Jason began his media career in the Directors Guild of America, working his way up from assistant director to production manager to producer for feature film productions in Los Angeles. In 2002 he founded a successful feature film and television production company called Blue Cactus Pictures. Over the years Jason has produced award winning feature films, documentaries, music videos, commercials, and educational videos in every format. Jason made the transition to non-profit media in 2011 as the series manager for the innovative Science and Environment team at KQED. In 2013 he became the executive producer of the "Emmy Award-winning" series QUEST. Jason served 4 years in the Marine Corps (1992-1996,) studied theater at SCT and ACT and earned a BFA in Film and Digital Media with honors from UCSC.