President, Perez Brown Media Group, Inc.
Named one of the most powerful women and minorities in the cable industry for 2012 and 2011 by Cable Fax Magazine, Maria has over 20 years of experience developing and producing content for leading brands including Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., ABC, CBS, and NuvoTV. She was the creator and executive producer of critically acclaimed Taina. She also created the landmark pre-school series Gullah Gullah Island, which TV Guide recognized as one of the nation’s “top 10 television shows”. Most recently, Maria was CEO of Zwoosh Media, a company that specializes in producing children’s content across linear and digital platforms. Perez-Brown is the author of several books including, Latinos Leaders Speak (Arte Publico Press, 2017); Zuri Pi Wonders Why, (Zwoosh Media, 2015) and Mama: Latina Daughters Celebrate Their Mothers (Harper Collins, 2002). She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University School of the Arts, where she teaches “The Art of the Pitch”. Perez-Brown holds a JD from New York University Law School and earned her B.A. at Yale University.