Executive Producer & Co-Creator
Jamie Hammond has produced a dozen Emmy Award-winning edutainment series during a career dedicated to making engaging and entertaining content that has a positive impact on the lives of others.
Jamie is one of the Executive Producers and Co-creators of Biz Kid$, the National Public Television series which has completed production of 71 episodes to date and airs on PBS and in syndication internationally. This series is the foundation of a full financial education initiative that has been adopted by the IRS, and Ernst & Young and accepted by many states as a recommended resource in financial literacy. It received the 2012 and 2013 Parent’s Choice Gold Award and fourteen Emmy nominations with two Emmy wins to date. Biz Kid$ is used around the country and internationally in schools, after-school activities, youth business plan competitions and community outreach.
She also produced the first two seasons of MasterChef USA which was the first competition cooking show. It aired very successfully on PBS nationally carrying 94% of the country from the start. Hosted by Gary Rhodes the show was based on the British series of the same name and went on to be produced for commercial broadcast and hosted by Gordon Ramsey.
She was the coordinating producer for Bill Nye the Science Guy delivering 100 episodes to syndication and PBS. The Nye series is still used in middle schools across the United States and was produced from 1993-1998. Jamie was the Senior Producer for 15 interstitial segments titled 60 Seconds of Science for the Disney Channel.
Since 1999 she has been a member of the creative team that developed and produces Second Opinion, a national award-winning medical series on PBS in production for its 17th season. Jamie has produced 11 other national series for public television since relocating to Seattle in 1992 and many projects for commercial television over her extensive career.
Jamie has two national Emmy Awards with multiple nominations and has received many other national awards in recognition of her excellence in television production.