Executive Producer, WQED
Darryl Ford Williams is Executive Producer for the Just Futures Reparations initiative. She is the former Vice President of Content for WQED Multimedia in Pittsburgh responsible for overseeing the creation, development, production and delivery of all new and existing local, national, international and syndicated television, radio, interactive and educational programming for WQED Multimedia. She was the Executive Producer of Harbor From The Holocaust, managing the creation and execution of this PBS documentary and multi-faceted initiative on European Jewish people who fled Nazi persecution and sought refuge in Shanghai. She led the effort for the PBS series American Masters, August Wilson: The Ground On Which I Stand serving as Executive Producer for this highly acclaimed documentary. Under her leadership, productions have taken WQED documentary teams across the country and abroad to Kenya, Poland, Vietnam and Austria for productions distributed to the PBS system. She also launched an informational television station for the Government of Bermuda.
Throughout her career, Ms. Ford Williams led content and program development for broadcast groups across the country. Her background as a television news producer and news manager is extensive. The following are just a few examples of that work: managing site producer for CBS News in its coverage of September 11—focusing on the Pennsylvania crash site of United Flight 93; coordinating producer for ABC-TV’s Good Morning America; executive producer at WJLA-TV in Washington, DC; news producer at KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh and WBAL in Baltimore.
Ms. Ford Williams’ work was recognized with many awards, including several Emmy Awards in addition to numerous Emmy nominations. Her work has earned her a nomination for an NAACP Image Award; she has been honored by the Easter Seals Society, International Association of Business Communicators, and has won multiple awards from Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.