Gemini- and Emmy-award winning children’s television producer Cheryl Wagner has entertained generations of children around the world. She is best known as the creator of The Big Comfy Couch, which airs in Canada, the United States, Mexico, South America, Australia, Britain, Turkey, South Africa, Singapore, the Middle East, Israel, Africa, and Indonesia. Earlier in her career, Wagner contributed as a performer and puppeteer on the much-loved series Fraggle Rock alongside Jim Henson, Mr. Dressup alongside Ernie Coombs, Today’s Special, and Sesame Street Presents Follow That Bird. She is the President of Periscope Pictures, Inc., a Charlottetown-based production company that creates original, screen-based entertainment, including the web series Bunny Bop! A member of the Writers’ Guild of Canada, she sits on the board of the Women in Film and Television (WIFT) – Atlantic, and is a recipient of the WIFT Wave Award for her contributions to Canadian film and television.
(BA 1970 UC)