Pavelko sets retirement from WITF, WGBH hires new COO and more comings and goings

Kathleen Pavelko, president of double licensee WITF in Harrisburg, Pa., plans to retire at the end of the year.

Pavelko has actually led the station because 1999. In an interview Tuesday on WITF, she recalled highlights of her period, consisting of the opening of its $21 million Public Library head office in 2007 and the launch of Smart Talk, a popular radio program, in 2008.

She also backed the news cooperations StateImpact Pennsylvania and Keystone Crossroads. Given that Pavelko's arrival, WITF has been awarded 13 nationwide Edward R. Murrow Awards and the duPont-Columbia Silver Baton for Multimedia Excellence.The station likewise

weathered cutbacks, consisting of layoffs of 18 staffers in 2011.

But Pavelko stated WITF is now "in a sound monetary position and is at a peak of both quantity and quality in the amount of civil service that we provide."

Previously in her career Pavelko likewise led Prairie Public Broadcasting in Fargo, N.D., and Penn State Public Broadcasting in University Park, Pa.WGBH in Boston has employed Reuters executive Claudia Palmer as its brand-new COO.Ben Godley, who served in the position

given that 2008, recently transitioned to president of the new WGBH Organisation Services system. Palmer spent the previous four years as CFO and chief service officer at the worldwide news company Reuters, a division of Thomson Reuters. Based in London, Palmer monitored all editorial and industrial activities of the organization.Earlier in her career, Palmer invested more than 15 years at the music service EMI, where she was European area EVP

and COO for its music publishing division.At WGBH, Palmer will supervise finance and administration, business sponsorship, digital services, personnels, marketing and communications, local tv and radio services, legal and technology, along with the Media Access Group and the National Center for Accessible Media.Content Yo Ann Martinez Hernandez KQED in San Francisco has actually promoted Susie Hernandez to executive director of TV programs. Hernandez came to the station in 2013 as associate program director

. Previously in her profession she directed TV

programming at Arizona Public Media in Tucson and headed broadcast and circulation work at the Independent Television Service in San Francisco.Bill Littlefield, long time host of Just a Game from WBUR in Boston, will retire after the show's July 28 broadcast. Littlefield was the program's original host when it premiered in 1993. In the 1980s, Littlefield contributed weekly commentary to

NPR's Early morning Edition. He has also authored several books, consisting of Take Me Out, a collection of sports verse. Only a Video game stays NPR's only sports program. WBUR is carrying out a nationwide search for Littlefield's replacement.Clemency Burton-Hill will sign up with New york city Public Radio this fall as its first imaginative director of music and arts. Burton-Hill is a BBC Radio 3presenter.I'm absolutely happy to announce that I'll be signing up with New York Public Radio as their first Creative Director of Music and Arts this fall. Cannot wait to return to NYC and sign up with the

@WQXR household!!.?.!— Clemency Burton-Hill (@clemencybh )

May 31, 2018 Ed Schoenfeld, regional news director for the public radio news collaborative CoastAlaska for the previous 15 years, retired May 31. Previously in his profession he worked as the city editor and reported hired a number of journalists. Press Reporter Jeremy D. Goodwin is covering arts and culture and co-hosting the Cut & Paste podcast. Most just recently he was a freelance arts editor at WBUR in Boston. Brian Heffernan is digital and special projects editor. Heffernan formerly reported for several outlets including Al Jazeera America, St. Louis Magazine and papers in South Carolina. And Sarah Fentem is health press reporter. She invested 5 years reporting forIndiana stations WFYI in Indianapolis, WBAA in West Lafayette and WFIU in Bloomington.Kenneth Burns, who covered Baltimore city politics at WYPR, is now hosting Sunday morning shows at WHYY-FM in Philadelphia.Management Marty Durlin, station supervisor at KZMU Neighborhood Radio in Moab, Utah, for the previous three years, has revealed her retirement."Marty took control of KZMU at a time of uncertainty when the station was impeded by a major funding cut from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,"the station board of trustees said in a statement."Marty rallied the KZMU audience and made certain that our station would not only make it through, but flourish." Durlin introduced a daily news broadcast and produced and directed three

original radioplays."This is the second time I have actually attempted to retire, so we'll see how it goes,"Durlin stated, adding that"we'll have a celebration prior to I

go."Serah Mead, music director, rises to station supervisor. Mead has actually been a DJ at KZMU for five years.Consultancies Melissa Ostrow Schiavone and Barone Karen Barone of City Square Associates just recently ended up being a partner in the marketing research and speaking with company for public broadcasters and other nonprofits." This is no simple title modification, "founder Chris Schiavone stated in a statement." It's a recognition of the kind of contribution to our identity and success that Karen has made over the years."Barone first worked as research director at the Cambridge, Mass., consultancy from 2001-- 04. Shereturned in 2014 as senior strategist. "Given that her return, Karen has broadened our customer

portfolio, transformed our

internal professional advancement and task management procedures, and led our rebranding efforts,"Schiavone stated. Schiavone's title has actually also altered from president to handling partner.Operations NPR/Eric Lee Foxwell NPR promoted Stacey Foxwell to VP of operations. In her new role, Foxwell adds security and centers oversight to her portfolio. She also leads executive assistants and operations supervisors who support the senior management teams, newsroom and workplaces in New york city City; Chicago; Culver City, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. Foxwell's newest title was senior director of material administration. She signed up with NPR in 2002 as an executive assistant.Development Maryland Public Tv has promoted Erin Chrest to managing director, significant and scheduled giving. Prior to signing up with the advancement group at the Owings Mills station in 2013, Chrest invested nine years in development positions at the Maryland Institute College of Art.Governance Smith The board of America's Public Television Stations has actually chosen lawyer Sherrese M. Smith as an at-large trustee. Smith, a partner at the law company of Paul Hastings in Washington, D.C., will serve a three-year term. APTS President Pat Butler said in a statement that Smith"has a fantastic legal mind, and she is a well-recognized expert in telecommunications policy. "Smith previously acted as primary counsel

to the FCC chair and is a member of Hastings'Telecommunications, Media and Innovation practice and its Privacy and Cybersecurity practice. She will also serve as an at-large director on the APTS Action Board, which promotes the legal and regulatory interests of noncommercial television.Engagement Bridget Thoreson has actually signed up with the audience engagement platform Hearken as an engagement specialist. Her background includes working

as an audience advancement specialist at Kalmbach Media in Waukesha, Wisc.Administration Previous NPR intern Khalon Richard is now a full-time news assistant. [I wished to announce when I got a brand-new badge however that does not appear to be occurring quickly so] I started my career as a full time NPR employee this week!I'll be doing some enjoyable analytics and artificial intelligence things with our listener mail, and dealing with all tech e-mails.-- Khalon(@KhalonTR) June 1, 2018 Fellowships Firelight Media has actually revealed the second round of receivers for its Effect Producer Fellowships, introduced last year. Fellows take part in 3 retreats and month-to-month workshops and attend the International Documentary Association's Getting

Real Conference. The 2018 fellows: Nadia Awad, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker who produces short videos for Lambda Legal; Ben-Alex Dupris, a manufacturer who focuses on Native American concerns; Elbert Garcia, a Dominican-American material and interactions strategist based in Miami; Rajal Pitroda, a San Francisco-- based manufacturer

; Rahi, a teacher, organizer and multimedia artist; Set Hernandez Rongkilyo, an undocumented immigrant filmmaker and organizer from Bicol, Philippines; Ahlam Said, a digital strategist
and producer from Yemen now based in New york city City; and Paige Wood, a producer, writer and imaginative strategist.Recipients of Radio Tv

Digital News Structure fellowships include 2 with public media backgrounds. In addition to their financial awards, honorees

will be invited to attend the fall Excellence in Journalism conference in Baltimore. Amongst the recipients: Jessica Mezaros, host/reporter for WUSF News in Tampa, gets the $2,500 N.S. Bienstock Fellowship for a brand-new professional minority broadcast journalist; and the$6,000 George Supervisor Homage to Lyndon B. Johnson Scholarship for a trainee at the University of Texas at Austin goes to Dani Matias, a senior studying broadcast journalism who interned for KUT in Austin, The Texas Requirement radio magazine and KERA in Dallas. She was likewise part of NPR's Next Generation Radio Project.Communications Eliza Maciag recently joined America's Public Television Stations as legal and communications assistant. Formerly Maciag was a junior lobbying compliance professional at Perkins Coie LLP.Send Individuals products to [email protected]!.?.!