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Katherine Oliver is the commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, which consists of the Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting; NYC Media; and NYC Digital. MOME aims to develop the City’s diverse media functions, encourage local economic activity in the entertainment industry as well as spur the development of new media. The mission of MOME is to enhance government communications by making information more accessible to the public and to leverage technology to aid in transparency.
NYC Media is the official TV, radio and online network of the City of New York, informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City. NYC Digital puts the City’s digital media efforts into practice and enhances communications between City government and the public through social media and other digital tools. The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting provides premiere customer service to production companies and facilitates production throughout the five boroughs.
Commissioner Oliver was appointed Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting on August 1, 2002, and has been the President of NYC Media since April 2009. She has also worked to diversify the City’s entertainment industry through career panels, educational initiatives and community outreach, including the “Made in NY” Production Assistant Training Program. Developed in partnership with the non-profit organization Brooklyn Workforce Innovations, this program trains diverse New Yorkers in entry-level production jobs. Prior to her appointment, Commissioner Oliver served as General Manager of Bloomberg Radio and Television. She has also worked as a radio and television reporter for Bloomberg, CNBC, Financial News Network, WABC Radio, 1010 WINS and WBGO; and taught a journalism course at New York University.