Ivana Kirkbride

Ivana Kirkbride is the global director of content strategy and programming for Facebook Inc. where she oversees content investment and strategy, content acquisition programs, development, and programming across the Facebook family of apps including Facebook Watch, Instagram Video and Messenger Watch Together.
 

Ivana Kirkbride is the global director of content strategy and programming for Facebook Inc. where she oversees content investment and strategy, content acquisition programs, development, and programming across the Facebook family of apps including Facebook Watch, Instagram Video and Messenger Watch Together.
 
Prior to joining Facebook, Kirkbride served as general manager for OTT Entertainment at Verizon Media. As chief content officer for Verizon's video service go90, she executed a focus on premium content. Under her leadership, go90 earned over 90 major award nominations including an Oscar for best animated short film Dear Basketball—the first for an ad-supported video platform. She also served as head of content for Vessel and held several executive roles at YouTube.
 
Kirkbride is a 2018 Henry Crown fellow with the Aspen Institute and is a member of the Producers Guild of America and International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. She also serves on board councils for the Consumer Technology Association and VidCon.

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