Jonathan Ahl, news director of Iowa Public Radio, left his job Thursday (May 31), according to The Gazette in Cedar Rapids. Mary Grace Herrington, c.e.o., declined to say "what led to his departure or whether he was terminated," the newspaper said. Ahl had joined the station in July 2008.
Ahl also submitted his resignation to PRNDI Board president, effective immediately. He was in his second term in the office. George Bodarky, news and public affairs director at WFUV-FM in New York, will serve as PRNDI acting president until the board election June 30.
"PRNDI would like to thank Jonathan Ahl, affectionately known as 'the chief,' for his strong commitment to the organization over the years," the organization said on its website.