Linda Winslow, Executive Producer
Linda Winslow was named the executive producer of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in November 2005. A key member of the NewsHour management team, Linda's association with Jim Lehrer and Robin MacNeil dates back to her role as producer for the National Public Affairs Center for Television (NPACT). She produced their seminal Watergate coverage in 1973, and also produced PBS's live coverage of the House Judiciary Committee's Presidential Impeachment hearings, which was anchored by Jim. Linda was one of the original producers of the half-hour MacNeil/Lehrer Report from 1975 to 1978, and she rejoined the program as the deputy executive producer in 1983 to facilitate its transition to a one-hour format.
From 1978 to 1983, Linda was vice president in charge of news and public affairs for WETA-26/Washington, D.C., where she was responsible for PBS coverage of Washington's major news events, as well as for the weekly series Washington Week in Review and The Lawmakers.
Linda graduated with high honors in English from Michigan State University and received her Master of Science degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Kathleen McCleery, Deputy Executive Producer
Kathleen McCleery came to The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer in November 1995 as a producer. In 1997, she was tapped to head the newly-created Backgrounder Unit and to supervise the production of the short tape pieces that set the stage for discussions. She assumed the program's Deputy Executive Producer position in November 2005. Her career as a broadcast journalist has spanned 30 years and has included extensive national credits.
At NBC News from 1985 to 1987, Kathleen was a producer working with Roger Mudd and Connie Chung on two magazine programs, American Almanac and 1986. In the 1990s, she helped develop and produce the Challenge to America documentary series on PBS with Hedrick Smith.
Kathleen began her career at WETA-TV in 1975. Over ten years there, she worked with Martin Agronsky on Evening Edition and Paul Duke on Washington Week in Review and The Lawmakers. She's produced several historical documentaries for PBS and other outlets.
Her work has garnered numerous awards from film and broadcast associations including CINE (Council on International Nontheatrical Events), the Columbus International Film Festival, the American Film and Video Association, the U.S. Film and Video Festival, the International Film and TV Festival of New York, and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kathleen graduated from Princeton University in 1975 with a degree in Art and Archaeology and a certificate in American Studies. While at Princeton, she was a producer and correspondent for the student-run commercial radio station and served as its first female news director.