Carol-Lynn Parente

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Carol-Lynn Parente
OccupationTelevision producer
Known forExecutive producer of the children's educational TV series Sesame Street

Carol-Lynn Parente (born December 15, 1963) is an American television producer, known as the executive producer of the children's educational TV series Sesame Street.[1]

Early life[edit]

Carol-Lynn Parente was born in Queens, and grew up in West Milford, New Jersey. She majored in marketing and economics at Rutgers University.[2]


Parente began working on the children's educational TV series Sesame Street as a post Production Assistant.[3]

Parente managed the animation and post production of the show's Elmo's World segment, 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.[3]

She was promoted to the position of executive producer in June 2005.[3] 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Parente lives in Union City, New Jersey.[4]

Awards and accolades[edit]

In 2008 Parente was honored at the second annual Showtime 2009 gala at the Park Performing Arts Center in Union City, where she lives. She was given an award for her work, which she accepted with help from the Sesame Street character Elmo.[4]


  1. ^ Elbert, Lynn (August 24, 2012). "Jerry Nelson, Count of 'Sesame Street,' dies at 7".
  2. ^ a b Rohan, Virginia (August 13, 2007). "Former fan now in charge of 'Sesame Street'". The Record. Accessed August 13, 2007.[dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d Carol-Lynn Parente: Executive Producer Archived August 22, 2006, at the Wayback Machine, Sesame Street Season 37 Press Kit. Accessed August 13, 2007.
  4. ^ a b Allocca, Sean (April 30, 2009). "And the winner is…Gala to honor Hudson County performing artists" Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. The Hudson Reporter.