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Benjamin “BJ” McBride

Senior Program Manager, Creative & Content, Social Impact Media

Benjamin “BJ” McBride is a senior program manager for creative content, and health department and community engagement with the Social Impact Media Program at KFF. He brings seven years of experience in communications and creative storytelling that affects social change, primarily through film production.

Prior to KFF, McBride worked at KQED, where he produced notable films that were focused on social impact. He served as the producer for “When The Waters Get Deep,” and directed and produced “Dear Beloved,” which earned an Emmy and other awards. In 2020, he was named to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts 100, an annual list that celebrates artists, activists and community leaders for their extraordinary commitment to building sustainable and equitable communities.

McBride holds a bachelor’s degree in African-American Studies with a minor in education from UCLA.

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