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Founder & CEO, Pope Productions, Inc.

Named the “Queen of Agility”, Pope is a multi-hyphenate visionary, founder, speaker, award-winning television journalist, and multi-media strategist. Through her Natick-based digital content media firm, Pope Productions, Pope created and produced two seasons of the variety talk show, “The Positive Controversy with Kristen Pope,” to amplify voices not often heard in the media.


In 2019, to increase the number of people of color on television, she launched the On-Air Academy, a master course in the training, understanding of unwritten rules, and mentoring needed to secure a job in broadcasting. Pope is the recipient of numerous honors including Black Enterprise Magazine’s “9 Women Who Impacted the World of Business” and listed as one of the “25 Most Interesting People in the MetroWest for 2020.” In 2023, Pope became the first Black and eighth woman to be elected to the Natick Select Board.

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