Peg Neeson is a familiar face to anyone who has seen the WVIZ/PBS on-air membership campaigns. And for WVIZ/PBS Cooks! fans, shes the yin to Kent Geists yang, seated at a table in the studio, gobbling up delectable dishes prepared by the regions best chefs and cooks that is, as long as theyre not too spicy dont have any mushrooms in them and oh, lets not even talk about scallops!
Back in the day, before her WVIZ/PBS Cooks! fame, Peg was the Public Information Director for WVIZ/PBS. In that role, she was responsible for all publicity, advertising and special promotional events for the TV station, and served as the stations spokesperson and media relations representative to newspapers, radio stations and commercial television stations in Northeast Ohio. She was the editor of the WVIZ/PBS Program Guide and the recipient of numerous statewide and national awards for her work.
When WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN joined forces to become ideastream in 2001, Peg changed hats and became the organizations Community Relations Director, creating and coordinating major special events for ideastream. When you watch the annual WVIZ/PBS Televised Auction or you attend the Heinens/WVIZ World Series of Wine or the stations hugely popular Globe in a Glass event, youre experiencing Pegs handiwork. Her most recent project is called ideaSpeakers, a series of events that will allow viewers and listeners to meet and talk with some of public televisions and radios most beloved personalities.
Peg is on the Board of Trustees of Women in Sports and Events. She enjoys traveling and is a licensed scuba diver. She and her therapy dog, Emma, are frequent visitors to Fairview General Hospital where they bring smiles to the faces and brighten the days of countless patients.