Sara Marie Johnson: Executive Director
Sara has over ten years’ experience in nonprofit and broadcast media. Sara started her broadcast media career at KSYS, Southern Oregon Public Television and then moved to Portland, Oregon where she worked at KOPB, Oregon Public Broadcasting before moving to the Bay Area where she worked for Comcast Spotlight. For the past three years Sara, has worked in the nonprofit sector where she operated a transitional house and center dedicated to finding resources for homeless women and children. As the incoming Executive Director, we are excited to welcome her to Millbrae and to the MCTV family!
Anne Simmons: Director of Production
Anne began her career in television in her hometown of Tucson, running teleprompter for a nightly news magazine at Arizona Public Media. She holds degrees in Journalism & Political Science from the University of Arizona and Radio & Television from San Francisco State University. Prior to MCTV, she spent four years as manager of SF Commons, San Francisco’s public access television station. She sees video and television/online streaming platforms as important teaching tools inseparable from modern democracy. Her vision for the future includes a robust and healthy network of non-commercial TV and media centers that engage with the public at local levels to share ideas in civic participation, science and the arts–creating media free from corporate or commercial influence. In her spare time, Anne is honing her skills as a geographer and amateur enthusiast of California native flora and fauna.
Grace Tzeng: Programming Manager
Grace manages the MCTV program schedule and the program archive and database. She graduated from the College of Notre Dame de Namur where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and a minor in English. Grace’s previous experience in media includes working as a columnist at Asian Week newspaper in San Francisco where she wrote a weekly column on education and internships with both KQED and KRON. In addition, Grace worked for many years as a preschool teacher and elementary-school-aged, after-school teacher. On the weekends she enjoys spending time with family and friends, especially her two adorable nieces.