Angela Santomero is a founding partner of Out of the Blue Enterprises LLC. As one of the Founding Partners, Angela oversees the creative development of all of Out of the Blue’s projects, with a mission and vision to bring educational entertainment to a whole new level.
For the past 10 years, Angela has been the production and creative head of Nick Jr.’s landmark series, Blue’s Clues. She spearheads all aspects of Blue’s Clues from the initial conceptualization to creating the Blue’s Clues brand. Angela’s ability to integrate education, entertainment and active participation has helped make Blue’s Clues a breakthrough educational program. Under her guidance, Blue’s Clues has forever changed the way in which preschoolers watch television, by presenting them with a unique, challenging program than enables them to learn through play.
Angela’s new creation is Super Why! – a literacy series for kids 3-6 year old which has a 65 episode commitment from PBS Kids. Super Why received a prestigious Ready to Learn grant from the Department of Education.
Angela’s credits include writing and producing: numerous Emmy nominated episodes for Blue’s Clues; Blue’s Big Musical Movie; educational Blue’s Clues CD-Roms and Blue’s Clues books for Simon & Schuster. Angela has also co-created and written Blue’s Room, the Blue’s Clues spin-off television show for Nick Jr.
Angela received a Master’s degree in Child Developmental Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University and a B.A. from Catholic University.
We’re going to talk now about “big blue.” No, no, no, not the famous nickname for IBM, the famous — this is a famous kids’ character that many of you folks are going to know, the star of the very popular show on the Nickelodeon network, “Blue’s Clues.” Seven million children watch this show every week. It’s geared for pre-schoolers, we understand.
And Angela Santomero is a child psychologist and co-executive producer of that show, and they’re taking this show to the street, so to speak, now. “Blue’s Clues Live!” is now a theatrical production.
*An excerpt from Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point
Copyright 2000, 2002 by Malcolm Gladwell
Once upon a time there were two women who worked in the television industry. One was named Angela and one was named Alice.
Angela worked for Nickelodeon and Alice worked for Children’s Television Workshop. Each of them wanted to create educational television programming for children that would be the best programming around. So they came to Teachers College to learn about how children develop and how they learn. As fate would have it, Angela and Alice took the same class at the same time-“TV and the Development of Youth”-with former Assistant Professor Rosemarie Truglio. Thus began a collaboration to research and to create one of the most popular educational children’s television shows: Blue’s Clues.
Blue’s Clues stars a tri-colored blue hound named Blue. The show appears twice a day on the Nickelodeon network as one of the main features of their Nick Jr. programming for preschoolers.