Andrea Downing is Co-President of PBS Distribution (PBSd), a leading global media distributor for the public television community. A calculated risk-taker with deep industry knowledge, Andrea’s vision brought PBSd’s initial focus on physical goods to a multichannel, multi-format distribution unit, creating significant growth in the digital distribution divisions. Included in the 2019 Media Play News Women in Home Entertainment, Andrea is widely recognized as an exemplary leader with operational precision who likes to challenge the status quo.
Andrea received her B.A. from Michigan State University in Business, Materials and Logistics Management. She served as the Director of Operations for Discovery Communications, managing the domestic and international consumer products division, and as the Vice President for Home Entertainment and Partnerships for PBS before co-leading PBSd.
She serves on the boards of PBS Distribution, PBS America and the Digital Entertainment Group (DEG.)