Dolores Sukhdeo is the new president and chief executive officer of WPBT-TV in Miami, the station’s board announced Tuesday. She replaces Rick Schneider, who takes over this month as executive vice president and chief operating officer of WETA in Arlington, Va.
Sukhdeo joined the station in 1998 as v.p. for facilities services and was promoted to c.o.o. in 2003. She began her television career in 1990 in the international newsgathering division of Disney/ABC News.
She also serves as president-elect of the board of the International Women’s Forum of South Florida and is chair of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Board’s Nonprofit Business Committee. Sukhdeo is a member of the Professional Leadership Council for Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
“Dolores’ great experience both within WPBT2 and in our community makes her the natural choice to lead our organization,” said Jack Lowell, chair of the WBPT Board of Directors.