Kay Wilson Stallings

Executive Vice President, Chief Creative Development and Production Officer

Sesame Workshop

Kay Wilson Stallings serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Production and Creative Development Officer for Sesame Workshop.She oversees Sesame Street and all Sesame Workshop shows, as well as the development of new programs and content across existing and emerging platforms. She also leads creative for  domestic production and partners with global teams to enrich and expand Sesame Workshop’s presence around the world.Wilson Stallings greatly expanded the Workshop’s impact through animation, with specials including The Monster at the End of This Story and Furry Friends Forever: Elmo Gets a Puppy as well as new shows such as Mecha Builders, the first CGI-animated spinoff of Sesame Street and the preschool comedy series Bea’s Block. Newly animated literature-based miniseries are in development, beginning with the E.B. White classic, Charlotte’s Web. She was most recently the SVP of Creative Development at Sesame Workshop, where she developed the first new Sesame Workshop shows in nearly a decade: the critically acclaimed and award-winning Esme & Roy, Helpsters, and Ghostwriter. Wilson Stallings created Sesame Studios, a YouTube channel hosting a broad mix of original stories, songs, and other Sesame-quality kids’ content.In 2017, Wilson Stallings created and directed the first annual Sesame Workshop Writers' Room, an intensive six-week competitive fellowship program dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and increasing the presence of writers with diverse voices in