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Dalton Delan

Managing Director and Chief Content Officer, One Mind All Media

Dalton Delan has an acclaimed and storied career, with three Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards and five duPont-Columbia Awards to his name. He was most recently Executive Vice President and Chief Programming Officer for the flagship station of PBS, where he worked closely with documentary filmmakers Ken Burns and Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., served as an Executive Producer of Washington Week, and oversaw sixteen In Performance at the White House programs under Barack Obama, as well as shows prior to that under the George W. Bush and William J. Clinton administrations. Delan was an Executive Producer for twenty years of the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, as well as a Co-Creator and Executive Producer of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. He has been privileged to work with talent ranging from Robin Williams to Bill Murray, and music titans such as Paul McCartney, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Burt Bacharach and Mick Jagger.

Before his work in public media, Delan helped Robert Redford launch the Sundance Channel as its first Creative Director and Executive Vice President. His other positions included HBO, Lifetime, and cable startup the Travel Channel. He began his career in television at ABC News, where an investigative report he spearheaded received an unprecedented editorial in The Wall Street Journal: “Quite simply the best piece of television journalism we’ve ever witnessed.” Prior to his move to television, Delan was a writer/editor at Time-Life Books. He received his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University.

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