Sal Perez '06 First Latino Executive Producer for "Sesame Street"

Thursday, Nov 10, 2022

In 2006, Sal Perez '06 (BFA, Kanbar Institute, Film & TV) began working at Sesame Street as a production coordinator during his final year at Tisch. Sixteen years later, Perez is making history now as the first Latino Executive Producer of the award-winning show.

“I hope to bring in as many new voices as possible into the fold of 'Sesame Street' as a family,” he said in an interview with NBC News. “We want to show stories that are relevant to kids of today that kind of move with the culture.”

The 53rd season of Sesame Street started on November 3, 2022, streaming on HBO Max.