The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) has named Susan Cadot as the new Vice President of Production.
“Susan Cadot has a passion, not only for public television, but for telling the stories of the people, places and history of Oklahoma,” said Polly Anderson, executive director, OETA. “Susan has produced hours of amazing, award-winning television. We’re confident in her leadership and excited about the direction she has planned.”
In her new position, Cadot will oversee all of OETA’s local production, including news and documentaries.
Cadot began her news career in 1989 as a reporter and anchor at a local ABC affiliate station. She later left Oklahoma and worked as a primetime anchor and field reporter for a station in Tennessee. It was there that she worked on her first documentary and discovered a passion for producing documentary films.
Cadot returned home to Oklahoma in 2000 and began her dream job, producing documentaries for OETA. In 2008, Cadot began covering the arts in Oklahoma when she began producing and hosting the show, Gallery America.
Among several awards from state journalism organizations, Cadot has also won five Emmy Awards, the Clarion Award from the National Women in Communications, the prestigious Governor’s Arts Award in Media and she was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Heartland Emmy’s Silver Circle society of honor.
“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to add my chapter to OETA’s award-winning tradition of quality educational programming,” said Cadot. “I owe a lot to my predecessor, Bill Perry, who recently retired after 50 years in television. I learned so much from Bill and I’ll work hard to maintain the high standards he set.”
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