Hildy Ko

Hildy Ko

New Television Program Director for AZPM
Hildy Ko has worked in public broadcasting for more than
21 years. Her career in television began at KING TV, the NBC affiliate
in Seattle. After working as, a chef, catering and restaurant manager,
prenatal exercise instructor, web copywriter, consultant in the travel
industry, and a volunteer and tutor in the Seattle Public School
System. She joined KCTS 9, the Seattle/Tacoma PBS affiliate where she
worked in Marketing and Communications, Development, Traffic and
Programming.

In 2016, Ko moved to Tucson to be the Television Program Director for
Arizona Public Media. With her team she selects programs for
broadcast, oversees traffic and all related administrative functions.

She conferred on the POV Editorial Committee for seasons 24 – 26, and
season 29. She’s consulted on programming proposals from PBS, CPB,
Latino Public Broadcasting, NHK, ITVS and with independent producers.
From 2012- 2013 Ko was on the Public Television Programmers
Association Board, with her final year on the Executive Board chairing
the Communications/Membership committee. In Feb. 2015 by invitation
she attended BBC International Showcase in Liverpool screening
programming to recommend to PBS and for North America Showcase. In May
and November 2015 she served on the ITVS funding
panel.

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