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September 17, 2014

WGBH Names Greg Shea 2014 Becton Fellow

BOSTON, MA (September 17, 2014) – WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott announced Front Row Boston executive producer and creator Greg Shea as this year’s WGBH Becton Fellow. The fellowship, which is supported by the Becton Fund and named in honor of WGBH’s former president and current vice chair Henry Becton, Jr., recognizes promising WGBH producers and content creators whose work is emblematic of WGBH’s public service mission.

“I am proud to name WGBH Digital’s Greg Shea the 2014 Becton Fellow,” said Abbott. “It is clear that Greg’s initiative, creativity and dedication to producing high quality content across all of WGBH’s platforms align him with Henry’s vision for advancing innovative public media. ”

Front Row Boston, a new multiplatform (digital and broadcast) series, features exceptional artists from Boston's best music venues. The first season showcased performances from Dropckick Murphys, First Aid Kit and San Fermin at iconic Boston clubs, including The Paradise and House of Blues

Shea also specializes in creating short-form video for WGBH productions. His work has been included in broadcasts and on complementing websites for Antiques Roadshow, Masterpiece and American Experience. He also has produced digital video content for 99.5 WCRB and the WGBH Music YouTube channel. Prior to his current roles, Shea was the Post Production Manager for American Experience.

Before joining WGBH in 2000, Shea was a Manager and Assistant Editor at Cramer Productions. He holds a BA in business administration and marketing from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. A Massachusetts native, Shea grew up in Quincy, MA and has resided in North Andover, MA since 2002.
The Becton Fund was created in 2006 in anticipation of Becton’s transition from president to vice chair. The endowed fund supports editorial efforts that carry out WGBH’s mission and helps ensure that WGBH has access to the most talented and creative leaders in the field. Previously honorees include: Blyth Lord (Children’s), Christine Zanchi (Interactive), Arun Rath (Frontline) and Dave Denis (Digital).

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