Marie Nelson is a seasoned media executive and content developer with experience across all media platforms at public media, commercial broadcast and cable organizations. As the Vice President for News, Public Affairs & Independent Film at PBS, she leads programming strategy for PBS news and documentary film series, including PBS NewsHour, PBS NewsHour Weekend, Frontline, Washington Week, Independent Lens and POV. In partnership with 350 PBS member stations, Nelson develops and directs innovative approaches to engage audiences that currently reach 100 million people through television and 33 million people online each month.