Sal Pérez has been promoted to vice president and executive producer of Sesame Street Production.
A first generation Mexican-American, he is the first Latino EP of the iconic children’s series.
Pérez will manage production and creative direction of Sesame Street, as well as related domestic social impact productions and digital projects starting with the upcoming 53rd season, scheduled to debut in the fall.
Pérez has spent a cumulative 14 years producing international and domestic content for the nonprofit organization behind the worldwide known series.
Over the past year, he has worked with the domestic production team as Sesame Street’s supervising producer, overseeing production of Sesame Street Season 52, See Us Coming Together: A Sesame Street Special, the second season The Not-Too-Late Show with Elmo, and other projects.
In his previous role as Sesame Workshop’s senior director and supervising producer for international content, he managed creative and production on a wide array of projects in regions including LATAM, Brazil, Europe, and China.
Pérez has also produced bilingual content for many of the organization’s biggest social impact initiatives, including Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children and a public service announcement campaign to encourage participation in the 2020 census. During the pandemic, he oversaw creation of animated Sesame Street Muppet resources that reached families across 30 countries in ten different languages.
Pérez began his career as a producer on Plaza Sésamo, the Mexican co-production of Sesame Street with broadcaster Televisa. He also produced Sesame Amigos, a Spanish-language series for Univision in the United States.
In addition to his work with Sesame Workshop, Perez has worked as a producer for scripted and unscripted television in Mexico on projects including the first season of Mexico’s Got Talent (Fremantle Mexico).