Brown Johnson, an influential former
Johnson is the second prominent Nickelodeon executive to join Sesame Street, the television home for Elmo, Big Bird, Oscar and other denizens of the New York-based nonprofit educational organization.
In September, former Nickelodeon executive Jeffrey Dunn was hired as chief executive of Sesame Workshop, replacing Mel Ming, who retired. Dunn became the first external hire to join as CEO.
Johnson started at Sesame Workshop earlier this month as a creative consultant. She is expected to provide input on programming and other creative elements, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.
Johnson was the Nickelodeon executive most responsible for helping create Dora the Explorer, which exploded into a cultural and commercial tour de force in children's programming. She spearheaded the
She worked at Nickelodeon for about two decades, including four years as its animation chief.
Johnson left the