Janice Burgess is the creator and executive producer of The Backyardigans. She is also the former key person of Nick Jr. and Nickelodeon.
Burgess wrote the following episodes of the series:
Burgess grew up in Squirrel Hill, a neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Ellis School in 1974.
Janice Burgess joined Nickelodeon in 1995 as an executive-in-charge of production at Nick Jr. She later became vice president, overseeing the production of several Peabody and Emmy Award-winning Nick Jr. shows.