Meredith Halpern-Ranzer is an Emmy-nominated children’s media executive and Co-founder and Chief Executive Tinkerer at Tinkercast. Launched in May 2017, Tinkercast creates high-quality programming for curious kids and their grown-ups that inspires families to keep their "Eyes Up. Screens Down. Jaws Dropped." Their first podcast, Wow in the World, is distributed by NPR and marks the first children’s program the public radio network has launched in its 47-year history. Meredith was a key member of the start-up team responsible for building the brand of Sprout, from 2005 to 2015. As VP of Creative and Executive Producer, she led the network’s branding, promotions, and original programming blocks, including Sunny Side Up and The Good Night Show. Prior to joining Sprout, Meredith learned the answer to the burning question of her childhood when she found out "how to get, how to get to Sesame Street" where she worked for eight years as a producer and editor. She is a founding member and on the Board of Advisors of Children’s Media Association. Meredith is a constant seeker of WOW in her world with her husband, 9-year-old son and a dog named Shuggie. She loves camping, geocaching, the ocean, and making stuff with her hands.