Sylvia Bugg, Vice President, Diversity and Television Content

Sylvia Bugg is Vice President of Diversity and TV Content at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In this role, she provides strategic leadership to public media to ensure CPB's goals and objectives are met through support of a mission-focused pipeline of broadcast and broadband content for national distribution across multiple platforms. Ms. Bugg is also responsible for fulfilling CPB’s priorities for advancing diversity across public media through the collaboration and support of content creators, distributors and partnering organizations. 

Prior to CPB, Ms. Bugg was Director of Programming at PBS, where she led efforts to develop a portfolio of drama, performance and cultural programs. She also held several programming roles in history and public affairs at PBS from 1993-1999. Ms. Bugg spent 12 years in programming, operations and production for several Discovery Communications networks, including Discovery Channel and the former Discovery Health Channel. She is a board member for the Council on International Non-theatrical Events (CINE) and a past board member and committee chairperson of the Washington, D.C./Baltimore chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications.

Ms. Bugg holds an MBA from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, an MA in Journalism from American University in Washington, D.C. and a BA in Communications from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.