Ted Krichels, associate vice president for public media and general manager of WPSU at Penn State University and a thought leader on public broadcasting ethics, is resigning his station post effective Feb. 28.
A short statement from the university said Krichels, a 30-year pubcasting veteran, will “focus on consulting opportunities and independent projects within the public media industry.”
In addition to his leadership at the station, Krichels led work to establish the Local Public Media Organizations Code of Editorial Integrity, an update of the 1984 Wingspread Conference’s Statement of Editorial Principles that has been under development for several years.
Krichels has been at WPSU since 1999. Previously, he was president of KBDI-TV in Denver, Colo. He also served as a chair for the University Licensee Association and the Affinity Group Coalition.
“It has been inspiring to work with such a uniquely talented staff at WPSU,” Krichels said in the university’s statement. “I am extremely proud of our accomplishments. Our success is also a tribute to the many brilliant faculty members, whose research and knowledge has often been the foundation of WPSU’s best work.”
An interim director will oversee the station until a national search is conducted for Krichels’ successor, the university said.