Bill Gardner

United States

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

Vice President, Programming & Development


As Vice President, Programming & Development, Bill Gardner oversees content strategy, development and production for the PBS Primetime schedule in the genres of history, culture, natural history and science. He works closely with flagship PBS strands such as Nature, NOVA as well as managing a large portfolio of independent projects.

Since joining PBS in 2012, projects Gardner shepherded have won three Emmy Awards, two Peabody Awards, a Dupont-Columbia Award, and numerous Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival and Wildscreen Awards. International co-productions he has developed or commissioned have also earned several BAFTA and Grierson Awards. During this time PBS rose from the 12th to the 6th most watched network in the United States, reaching over 200 million people annually.