Margaret Drain is an experienced television executive, producer and journalist. She is the former Vice President of national programs for WGBH/Boston, overseeing series including Frontline, Masterpiece, NOVA, Antiques RoadShow, and American Experience a series she helped launch and was Executive Producer. She served as a Producer at CBS News, NY in the documentary unit, CBS Reports, and for the innovative magazine series West 57th. Prior to that she worked at Bill Moyers’ Journal and ran the News and Law program at the Ford Foundation, with an emphasis on First Amendment issues. Most recently, as Managing Editor, she helped launch the US edition of The Conversation, an international online publication featuring daily news and analysis from academic experts and published under Creative Commons license. Her broadcast journalism awards include the George Foster Peabody, Primetime Emmy, the duPont-Columbia award, the Writers’ Guild, and an Oscar nomination. She was recognized by the Paley Center as a Celebrated Woman in Broadcasting and received the Distinguished Alumni award from Columbia University School of Journalism. A native of Cincinnati, she attended Marquette University and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She currently serves on several nonprofit boards, including American Documentary Inc., POV.