John Bredar

John Bredar joined GBH in 2013 as Vice President of National Programming, overseeing GBH’s many celebrated original primetime series for PBS and related digital media including FRONTLINE, NOVA, Masterpiece, American Experience and Antiques Roadshow. He also oversees GBH Lifestyles, known for award-winning series such as Lidia Celebrates America, Lidia’s Kitchen, Simply Ming, Weekends with Yankee, Moveable Feast, Roadfood, and others, as well as specials like Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir. Bredar’s prior work includes 26 years with National Geographic, where he was responsible for more than 150 programs as Senior Executive Producer for National Geographic Specials. Bredar’s work earned him the Best Director Emmy for his 2004 film, Field of Honor, and his co-production with NOVA, Ape Genius, was recognized with a George Foster Peabody Award.