Tamara Gould appointed Chief Content Officer at PBS SoCal and KCET

Exclusive: ITVS veteran Tamara Gould Named Chief Content Officer for PBS SoCal, KCET and Link TV. He will lead a team of content producers across multiple platforms to amplify community voices and stories within and beyond Southern California.

Gould will report to Southern California Public Media Group president and CEO Andrew Russell, parent of PBS SoCal and KCET.

“Tamara Gould is an extraordinary talent and brings a wealth of production experience and deep relationships in public media,” Russell said. “He has great expertise in building strategic collaborations with both local and national partners to support independent filmmakers and is an industry-recognized leader in the world of documentary storytelling.”

He spent the past 18 years at ITVS, the nonprofit that funds and incubates documentaries for public TV outlets. Gould has held numerous positions during his tenure, most recently head of co-productions and strategic partnerships. He has served as a production executive on multiple documentaries and series for public broadcasting, and has worked with media outlets and ITVS’ federal partners, including CPB, NEH, NEA and USAID, to increase opportunities and support for independent filmmakers.

His production credits include Hell of a Nation, a PBS documentary film about Afghanistan’s post-9/11 constitutional convention, based on actual footage. He has worked on projects including Matter of Mind, TED talk live, half the sky And American graduate Latino.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Southern California Public Media Group, a great hub of talent and creativity that produces critical content for Southern California communities and beyond,” Gould said. The nation and the world look to California for insights into the future of climate, culture, technology and entertainment. PMGSC and all its platforms and partnerships are an essential vehicle for telling these stories.”

Prior to joining ITVS, he served as an executive producer of television at KQED and executive director of the Bay Area Video Coalition.

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