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LEADERSHIP
Liz Cheng
General Manager for Television
Liz Cheng is WGBH’s General Manager for Television, overseeing Boston channels WGBH 2, WGBX 44, WGBH Kids, WGBH Create, and Boston Kids & Family, as well as WGBY in Springfield. Cheng also oversees the national nonfiction service WORLD Channel, which features four series that she co-created: America ReFramed, Local, USA, Doc World, and Stories from the Stage. Locally, she launched the choral competition series, Sing That Thing! as well as New England Holidays.

Before joining WGBH in 2011, Cheng served as Vice President and Director of Programming and Communications at WCVB-TV Channel 5, Boston’s ABC affiliate, and also oversaw programming for WMUR-TV in Manchester, NH. She co-launched and executive-produced 10 years of Pops Goes the Fourth! and Holiday Pops with the Boston Pops for simulcast on the A&E Network, as well as original documentaries and specials for the History Channel.

Cheng is President of the Board of Trustees for the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for The Partnership, a national non-profit coaching program and network for executives of color. Cheng’s work has won many awards, including a Peabody Award and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, as well as numerous New England Emmy® Awards and national Emmy® Award nominations. She has also been honored with a Pinnacle Award from the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce and the National Race Amity Medal of Honor. Cheng holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in English Language and Literature/Letters from Brown University.

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