Veteran public broadcaster Rick Lore is overseeing station relations for Executive Program Services.
Lore previously served as development v.p. at Maryland Public Television. He directed the MPTV Friends fundraising organization at Milwaukee Public Television, spent eight years as director of on-air fundraising at PBS and headed development at New Hampshire Public Television.
The Rocky Mount, Va.–based EPS provides public TV stations with programming, consulting, station relations and distribution services.
Current has hired Nikia Andrews as advertising account manager.
Andrews handles classified advertising, prospects new advertising clients and represents Current at media trade shows.
Previously Andrews was an account manager and marketing adviser at WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C., where she managed online and creative projects. Earlier in her career she worked in the marketing department of CBS News in New York as an associate producer, writing, producing and editing daily promos.
Andrews is also owner and “chief baking officer” of Just Velvet Desserts, specializing in home-baked red-velvet items.
Current is the trade publication for nonprofit media and an independent journalism center of the School of Communication at American University.
Tammy Terwelp will join KRCC-FM at Colorado College in Colorado Springs as general manager Oct. 12. Terwelp departs Pittsburgh’s WESA, where she directs content and programming. Previously she worked at WBEZ and WTTW in Chicago.
WBUR-FM in Boston has promoted Dan Guzman to local senior producer of Morning Edition. Guzman oversees all editorial content produced locally for the national program. He joined the station in 2012 as a senior news writer on the Morning Edition team. Previously he worked as a producer at WUSA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Wilson has been promoted from reporter to local All Things Considered host at WAMU-FM in Washington, D.C. Wilson has reported for the station since 2008, recently covering environmental issues. He also created the “Bookend” segment on WAMU’s weekly Metro Connection, highlighting local authors and poets. Wilson replaces Elliott Francis, who left the station last month. Francis began his career at WAMU as a part-time reporter in 2009, and went full-time in 2010 as a reporter and weekend afternoon anchor. He took over as ATC host last year.
Longtime newsman Tom Borgerding has retired from WOSU-FM, where he began his public radio career in 1985. His roles through the years at the Columbus, Ohio, station included reporter, anchor, editor and managing editor. Borgerding also taught journalism at Ohio State and Otterbein universities. He has served on the board of the Central Ohio Society for Professional Journalists and is a past-president of the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Board of Directors.
Filmmaker Laura Poitras, whose work has appeared on POV, is launching a documentary unit, Field of Vision, that will commission and create short-form films. Field of Vision was developed with The Intercept and First Look Media, an online news project launched in 2014 by Poitras and journalists Glenn Greenwald and Jeremy Scahill. Field of Vision will premiere Asylum, Poitras’s film following WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he seeks asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Sept. 27 at the New York Film Festival.
Davar Ardalan, NPR News senior producer and social media strategist, has joined SecondMuse as director of storytelling and engagement. The Minneapolis company helps clients worldwide use open data and open technology to generate sustained social impact. Ardalan has worked in various production roles at NPR since 1993. She is also author of the 2007 memoir My Name Is Iran.
The Association of Independents in Radio has announced its seventh class of New Voices scholars. Through the program, AIR cultivates a diverse assortment of young talent to help programs, stations and networks connect with more listeners. This year scholarship recipients will receive from $500 to $1,500 to attend the Public Radio Programming Directors Conference Sept. 29 to Oct. 1 in Pittsburgh, where they will meet industry leaders, get coaching and network with peers. This year’s recipients: Wayne Baker, producer and reporter at WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio; Ayana Contreras, host/producer at WBEZ’s Vocalo in Chicago; Steve Emmons, independent radio producer in Albuquerque and broadcast engineer for Native America Calling and National Native News; Summer Fields, senior at University of Chicago completing a bachelor’s project about people of color in radio; Arshia Haq, filmmaker and founder of Discostan, a DJ collective presenting audio collages from North Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia; Christine Herman, radio reporter on women’s health issues; Liz Mak, writer and multimedia producer based in Oakland, Calif.; Alan Montecillo, production assistant intern for Oregon Public Broadcasting’s daily current affairs show Think Out Loud; André Perez, who founded the Transgender Oral History Project and has recorded more than 500 interviews for StoryCorps; Pritha RaySircar, social entrepreneur working in civic engagement, the future of elder care and the sharing economy; Pita Samayoa Juarez, multimedia journalist covering social issues in Latino communities; Elaine Sheldon, storyteller and director of the interactive documentary Hollow; Luke Vander Ploeg, audio journalist, theater artist and LGBTQ activist; and Lewis Wallace, reporter and editor at WYSO.
Seven public television professionals have been awarded Ottinger Scholarships to underwrite their attendance at the 2015 NETA professional development conference, Oct. 5–7 in Tampa, Fla. Recipients: Xavier Blake, senior electronic field production specialist at South Carolina ETV, Columbia; Mary Clevenger, education outreach coordinator at KMOS, Warrensburg, Mo.; Dalia Colón, associate producer and host, WEDU, Tampa, Fla.; Julie Hill Lehr, marketing and community engagement manager, Milwaukee Public Television; Denita Malvern, community engagement coordinator, KERA, Dallas; Steven Parker, research coordinator, PBS SoCal, Costa Mesa, Calif.; and Karla Thompson, manager of early childhood projects, Maryland Public Television, Owings Mills. The scholarships honor Richard Ottinger, executive director of Georgia Public Broadcasting, best remembered for his courageous defense of GPB’s decision to air Tales of the City, a 1994 PBS miniseries based on Armistead Maupin’s newspaper serial about life in 1970s San Francisco. The state legislature threatened to halt $19.6 million in network funding over the controversial broadcast.
Tyler Falk contributed reporting to this column. Send People items to firstname.lastname@example.org