Mel Ming

H. Melvin Ming is the president and CEO of Sesame Workshop; he's often referred to simply as Mel Ming. He was appointed to the role in October 2011 after the departure of CEO Gary Knell.

Prior to being appointed CEO of Sesame Workshop, Ming served as Chief Operating Officer for 11 years, wherein he oversaw the content, product licensing, distribution, research, communications and business strategies the Workshop's various properties. He also managed Sesame Workshop's human resources, facilities, information services, and technical operations.

Before joining Sesame Workshop, Ming was the Chief Financial Officer of the Museum of Television and Radio in New York, Chief Operating Officer at WQED Pittsburgh, and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at Thirteen/WNET New York. Ming also served as Vice President, Finance and Administration at National Public Radio.

In 2013, he appeared in the German documentary Als die Sesamstrasse nach Deutschland kam ("When Sesame Street Came to Germany"), talking about the international co-production, and the history of Sesame Street in general.