WDET GM Michelle Srbinovich resigns

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Michelle Srbinovich will resign as GM of WDET in Detroit July 12 to take on a role with the American Journalism Project. 


Srbinovich began at the station 10 years ago as its digital director and has led the station since 2014. She will become the American Journalism Project’s managing director of civic news organization success.

During her tenure, WDET was named Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. She also led the station “through a financial turnaround and put it on a path toward long-term sustainability,” according to a Tuesday press release from Wayne State University, WDET’s licensee.  

In 2016, Srbinovich won the University Station Alliance Madison Hodges Innovator Award for Public Media Advancement. 

“WDET has accomplished transformational growth over the better part of the last decade,” Srbinovich said in the release. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team and will be eternally grateful for Wayne State and the community’s support of the station through a pivotal time in Detroit’s history.”

Michael Wright, VP of communications and marketing at WSU, will oversee the station on an interim basis as the university conducts a search for Srbinovich’s replacement. 

Srbinovich discussed being one of public radio’s youngest GMs in a 2016 interview on Current’s The Pub.

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