Alice Cahn has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president, social responsibility for Cartoon Network, it was announced today. In her new role, Cahn will be responsible for providing guidance, content direction and coordination on the design and implementation of outreach and social-responsibility initiatives across all Cartoon Network divisions. She also will continue to develop key relationships with media and child advocacy communities, appropriate sponsors, educators, nonprofit organizations and trade associations. Her duties will include coordinating all efforts with Turner public affairs, general counsel and public relations offices in representing Cartoon Network's ongoing communications/projects with governmental agencies regarding children's media issues and regulations. Cahn is based in New York and will report directly to Stuart Snyder, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Turner Broadcasting's Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media group.
Previously, Cahn served as VP of development for Cartoon Network's kids' businesses, focusing on original entertainment programming for younger viewers. Additionally, Cahn worked closely with the company's online, marketing, ad sales and licensing teams in expanding Cartoon Network's youth-targeted business off-air..
Cahn came to Cartoon Network in January 2004 from The Markle Foundation in New York City where she served as managing director of Interactive Media for Children. Prior to this, she spent two years as Sesameworkshop (formerly Children's Television Workshop) group president and also served five years as Director of Children's Programming for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Alexandria, VA.
Cahn holds a master's degree in educational technology from San Francisco State University and a bachelor's degree in education from New York University. She also participates in Women in Film and Video and the World Conference on Children's Media.