Darryl Ford Williams is the Vice President of Content for WQED Multimedia responsible for television, radio, interactive & education. Prior to her arrival at WQED in December of 2004, she was the sole proprietor of the 15-year-old Ford-Williams Agency. Based in Pittsburgh, which was one of the first companies in the nation to focus on minority recruiting for major market television stations. She was also a sought-after speaker on issues related to minorities in the broadcast industry.
She has extensive background as a television news producer and news manager including responsibilities as managing site producer for CBS News in its coverage of September 11 at the Pennsylvania crash site of United Flight 93; coordinating producer for ABCTV’s Good Morning America; executive producer at WJLA-TV in Washington, DC; and news producer at WBAL-TV in Baltimore and KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh.
Ms. Ford Williams’ work was recognized with many awards throughout her career, including Emmy® Awards for The Combat Zone, produced for WJLA-TV in Washington, DC, WQED’s “On Q Special Report: RX for a Healthier Community” and numerous Emmy nominations. She has been honored by the Easter Seals Society, International Association of Business Communicators, and the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters.
She is a graduate of Boston College with a BA/BS in Speech Arts.