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Angela C. Santomero

Founding Partner
and Chief Creative Officer

Angela C. Santomero is a Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of Out of the Blue Enterprises LLC, overseeing the research and creative development of all of the company’s projects, with a mission and vision to bring educational entertainment to a whole new level. Her innovative approach to children’s television derives from her extensive background in developmental psychology, instructional technology and education.
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Ms. Santomero is Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer of Super WHY!, the first preschool property that helps build literacy skills through a groundbreaking approach to reading education, classic fairytales with an innovative twist and empowering young heroes. PBS KIDS made a 65-episode initial commitment to the animated series, which launched in September 2007 to critical acclaim, and the progressive, multi-platform program received a prestigious Ready to Learn Grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the U.S. Department of Education.

Ms. Santomero and Out of the Blue were tapped to produce and direct the second season and third season of PBS KIDS’ popular preschool programming block, featuring Miss Lori, Miss Rosa and Hooper. She is currently in development on other exciting original projects for Out of the Blue as well.

For more than a decade, Ms. Santomero has been the Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer for Nick Jr.’s landmark series, Blue’s Clues. Her ability to integrate education, entertainment and active participation helped make Blue’s Clues a breakthrough educational program. She designed and spearheaded the landmark research and curriculum plan for Blue’s Clues, forever changing the way in which preschoolers watch television by presenting them with a unique, challenging program that enables them to learn through play.

Ms. Santomero’s vast accomplishments include leading the production and development of numerous Emmy nominated episodes for Blue’s Clues; a full-length feature called Blue’s Big Musical Movie; educational Blue’s Clues CD-Roms and Blue’s Clues books for Simon & Schuster. In addition, she wrote two Blue’s Clues theatrical productions, which played at Radio City Music Hall in New York City as well as venues across the nation.

Ms. Santomero began her career at Nickelodeon in the research department, educating executives, producers and writers on specifics of child development. During the conception of Nick Jr., Ms. Santomero also served as content manager for the block’s initial programs Allegra’s Window and Gullah Gullah Island. Later, Angela helped Nick Jr.’s creative team extend the Bill Cosby book series, Little Bill, into stories that would meet the social and emotional needs of young children through the medium of television.

At Out of the Blue, Ms. Santomero has continued her ongoing relationship with Nickelodeon, most recently creating, writing and developing the ten episode puppet spinoff of Blue’s Room and an hour-long prime-time special, “Meet Blue’s Baby Brother” for Nick Jr.

Ms. Santomero received a Master’s degree in Child Developmental and Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. from Catholic University. She has appeared on several high profile and well respected media programs, including NBC’s Today, the Rosie O’Donnell Show and CNN. She was named one of the “Next Wave of Women 2007” by Broadcasting & Cable. Angela C. Santomero is a Founding Partner and Chief Creative Officer of Out of the Blue Enterprises LLC, overseeing the research and creative development of all of the company’s projects, with a mission and vision to bring educational entertainment to a whole new level. Her innovative approach to children’s television derives from her extensive background in developmental psychology, instructional technology and education.