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Jonathan Barzilay

Jonathan Barzilay was named Chief Operating Officer of PBS in 2015. Previously, he served as Director of the Ford Foundation’s Freedom of Expression unit, managing the Foundation’s global work in Media, and Arts and Culture. Jonathan has over 25 years of experience as a leader in network television and online and interactive programming, including senior management positions at ABC, CBS, and Qualcomm’s FLO-TV. Jonathan began his career as an attorney specializing in First Amendment issues. He is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia Law School.