- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh nonprofit named after Fred Rogers, the creator and late host of the television show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” is getting a new president and chief executive.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit.ly/2hsSBda ) reports that Fred Rogers Co. announced on Tuesday that 46-year-old Paul Siefken will replace retiring president and CEO Bill Isler effective Jan. 1.

Siefken is the organization’s vice president of broadcast and digital media. The New Orleans native joined the organization three years ago after spending nearly a decade at PBS. He has also worked for Cartoon Network.

Fred Rogers now produces PBS children’s programs, including Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Peg + Cat.

Siefken says he envisions the organization focusing on the series it’s already producing and developing new ones for young children.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, http://www.post-gazette.com

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