Karlina Lyons

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States


Karlina has 20+ years of experience in domestic and international media production, with a career focus on educational programming for children and families. She began her career in 1996 as a producer’s assistant at Cinetel Films in Los Angeles. In 1998 she relocated to New York City where she spent eight years in the International Production Department of Sesame Workshop. In 2005, Karlina returned to her native New England where she became a consulting producer for the Cambodian Educational Media Initiative (CEMI), a partnership between WGBH and the global NGO World Education. Her work with CEMI includes producing Cambodian versions of “Sesame Street” and “Peep and the Big Wide World.” 

In recent years, Karlina has turned her focus to documentary and feature film production. Recent credits include “Angkor’s Children” (2014) and the award-winning films “Only Daughter” (2013) and “The Heroin Effect” (2017). The World Education Bantwana Advisory Board. She received a Boston/New England Emmy for her work on a national child abuse awareness PSA in 2014.