Carol-Lynn Parente

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Carol-Lynn Parente is executive producer of Sesame Street, having been promoted to the position in June 2005, and has spent 18 years with the Workshop (through the 2007-08 season), rising from Post Production Assistant.[1] She has won multiple Emmy Awards for her work on the show.[2] As senior producer, Parente shared the Emmy Award in 2006 for "Outstanding Pre-School Children's Series", the seventh award she has earned.[1]

Parente managed the animation and post production of the show's Elmo's World, introduced to the show in 1998. She has also done similar work on Elmo's World: Happy Holidays and Kids Favorite Songs 2, both of which were winners of Telly Awards.[1]

Parente was born in Queens, and grew up in West Milford, New Jersey. She majored in marketing and economics at Rutgers University. She currently resides in Union City, New Jersey.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Carol-Lynn Parente: Executive Producer, Sesame Street Season 37 Press Kit. Accessed August 13, 2007.[dead link]
  2. ^ a b Rohan, Virginia. "Former fan now in charge of 'Sesame Street'", The Record (Bergen County), August 13, 2007. Accessed August 13, 2007.[dead link]