Olivia Wong

  • OliviaWongYears at WGBH: 2003-2016
  • Roles: National Promotion (later renamed National Marketing) on a variety of series and projects including American Experience, This Old House and NOVA; and then as a senior publicist and the social media lead for MASTERPIECE upon the re-brand of the Masterpiece Theatre/Mystery! series in 2007-2008.

From American Public Television (5/2022)

Olivia Wong is Vice President, Marketing and Communications at American Public Television (APT), responsible for APT’s brand and content marketing and communications strategies for programming content distribution, multicast channel Create® TV, and new initiatives.

Prior to joining APT in 2021, Wong spent nearly two decades at public media flagship stations GBH Boston and WETA Washington, D.C. Most recently, she served as Senior Director, Strategic Communications at WETA, responsible for a wide range of activities for the WETA brand, national and local productions, television channels and the Classical WETA radio station. Wong also led promotion efforts for PBS series and programs Korea: The Never-Ending War, Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Asian Americans.

At GBH, Wong worked on several of public media’s best known signature series and educational resources, including American Experience and NOVA. During her tenure, she spent a decade at PBS primetime series Masterpiece conducting strategic publicity and launching social media initiatives for the brand and hallmark programs, including Downton Abbey and Sherlock. These efforts earned Wong a 2012 PR News Digital PR Award for Downton Abbey’s Digital PR Campaign.

Active in a number of organizations across public media, Wong is a past chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) Marketing and Communications Peer Learning Community Executive Council, and participates as a member and mentor in the Public Media Women in Leadership program. In addition, she currently serves on the Executive Board of the Mines Advisory Group (MAG) America. Wong is a graduate of Brown University, double concentrating in psychology and modern culture and media.