The Zimmer Children’s Museum Discovery Award Dinner Honorees

Carolyn Bernstein & Nick Grad

Discovery Award Dinner Honoree Carolyn BernsteinDiscovery Award Dinner Honoree Nick Grad

Carolyn Bernstein joined National Geographic Channel in January 2016 as Executive Vice President, Global Scripted Development and Production. At Nat Geo, she shepherded the Emmy-nominated limited series Genius, the channel’s first original scripted series starring Academy Award-winner Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein, and the upcoming Iraq war miniseries The Long Road Home.

Prior to joining Nat Geo, Carolyn was at Shine America (now Endemol Shine Studios) where she served as Executive VP in charge of Scripted TV and was an executive producer on FX’s Peabody Award-winning drama series, The Bridge.

Prior to that, the magna cum laude Brown University graduate was Executive VP of drama development at The WB Network.  During Carolyn’s tenure there, she developed many successful and long-running series including Gilmore Girls, Smallville, Supernatural and One Tree Hill.

Nick Grad is President of Original Programming for FX Networks and FX Productions, overseeing all original programming for FX, FXX and FXM.

During Nick’s tenure, FX has launched the Emmy and Golden Globe winning series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, Fargo, Atlanta and American Horror Story.

A 15 year veteran of FX, he also developed the Emmy-nominated drama series The Americans, Damages and Justified, along with Sons of Anarchy, as well as overseeing FX’s successful foray into comedy with the Emmy winning Louie, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer and many others.

Nick is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.

Together, Carolyn and Nick are proud parents of Georgia and Lucas. They are committed to their family, to their communities, to our city and to making a difference.


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