Veteran radio pubcaster Tanya Ott is joining Georgia Public Broadcasting as vice president of radio, responsible for management of 17 stations statewide, GPB announced today. She assumes her post in mid-May.
Ott is currently news director at WBHM-FM in Birmingham, Ala. She has also worked in Florida, Colorado and New York and for national programs including NPR’s Morning Edition and APM’s Marketplace.
At GPB, Ott additionally will oversee multiple ongoing GPB initiatives, including the Southern Education Desk pubmedia consortium; the Center for Collaborative Journalism, a partnership between GPB Radio Macon, The Telegraph and Mercer University; and several statewide radio partnerships.
“We are thrilled to nab an incredible talent like Tanya,” said Teya Ryan, President and Executive Director of GPB Media. “Tanya has what it takes to move GPB Radio to the next level -- her national reputation in public media combined with her extensive knowledge of writing and reporting in the changing digital landscape will make GPB Radio a game-changer in statewide public media radio.”