Tim Olson

Tim Olson

Chief Digital Officer

Tim oversees the digital media group for KQED. The digital media group includes all Web, mobile and interactive applications. He is responsible for all company Web properties including KQED.org, one of the most trafficked public media station sites in the nation.

Tim works closely with Matter, a Silicon Valley accelerator co-founded by KQED and the John S. and James L Knight Foundation. Tim is former Chair of the Board of the Integrated Media Association, an industry group whose mission is to harness the power of the Internet and other new media platforms for the benefit of public broadcasters. Tim also consults to a number of projects and organizations in and outside public broadcasting including the CPB, PBS and NPR.

Tim has been a pioneer in public media’s uses of various Internet technologies including locative media, publishing with blog tools, audio and video podcasting and online original content.

Prior to joining KQED, Tim was Interactive Director at KCTS Seattle. Prior to that, he oversaw all online operations at WTTW Chicago.

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