Margy Whitmer, Producer-Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood-Episode #232

Feb 7, 2023 | 2 comments

Margy Whitmer produced the beloved TV series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, for many years. After production ended in 2001, she continued on with Fred Rogers Productions, producing live-action segments for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood through the end of 2018, after which she remained a script consultant on the show through season 6.

Over the years, Margy has also been the liaison for Fred Rogers Productions to PBS’s Ready To Learn Initiative. She co-created, wrote and produced video-based early childhood professional development workshop materials. And she was the project director for two series of picture books, “First Experiences” and “Let’s Talk About It.”

She has held production and administrative positions at WQED-TV for both local and national programs, including the “Once Upon a Classic” series and National Geographic Specials.

Margy has served on the board of the Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, ultimately as board President. She’s been a volunteer reader for Read Together and a steering committee member for Empty Bowls, which is an annual fundraising event for the Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank to raise hunger awareness.

She is currently a reader and Board President for Reading Ready Pittsburgh, a nonprofit encouraging family engagement and early literacy through reading for children up to the age of 5.



Photo by Richard Kelly

Executive Producer: Steve Cuden, Producer: Casey Georgi, Announcer: Javier Grajeda
Social Media: Mina Hoffman, Design & Marketing: Holly Reed, Reed Creative Group


  1. Marian

    This was an awesome podcast! Margy was very inspiring! The one take that I had from Mr Rodgers neighborhood was how “ calm” the total show was… my children loved watching it. Todays shows are so LOUD and absolutely crazy, Mr Rogers resonated kindness.. so important in this world!

    • Steve Cuden

      Thanks so much for listening, Marian. I agree! Margy’s episode is terrific!




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