Rebecca Eaton, OBE

Rebecca Eaton, OBE

Television and Film Producer
United States

Rebecca Eaton, OBE, is a distinguished television and film producer, renowned for bringing critical acclaim to the PBS drama series MASTERPIECE. Following her graduation from Vassar College, Eaton entered the world of TV at the BBC World Service, which eventually led her to the Boston PBS station, WGBH. By 1985, she had moved on again, this time to MASTERPIECE as an executive producer. And after more than 30 years in this position, she stepped into her current role as executive producer at large in 2019.

Under Eaton’s influence, MASTERPIECE has presented some of its most popular and enduring dramas, including Prime Suspect, Bleak House, Sherlock and Downton Abbey. And her commitment to enriching, high-quality programming has resulted in Emmy, Peabody and Golden Globe Awards for the series. She was also listed among Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2011 and profiled in the January 2012 issue of Vanity Fair.

Photo Credit © 2013 Anthony Tieuli for MASTERPIECE.