CPB promoted Katherine Arno to VP of community service grants and station initiatives. She will oversee the Community Service Grant program, which annually distributes more than $300 million to support stations.
“Kate has been instrumental in CPB’s work developing and implementing policies that support and strengthen local public media stations, which are the cornerstone of America’s public media system,” said CPB EVP and COO Michael Levy. “Her experience as a station leader, and at CPB, will be an asset in our efforts to strengthen public media.”
Arno was previously director of television CSG policy and review. Before joining CPB, she was senior policy associate and senior manager for the U.S. Department of Justice at the Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. She was also VP of television and education at Maine Public Broadcasting Network.
Vegas PBS hired Salvador Carrera as director of development this month. Carrera previously worked as an executive director for Denver Public Schools, leading a multilingual outreach program to engage parents through events, web streaming, social media, radio, television and newspapers. He also worked as a senior account manager and digital sales manager for Entravision Communications, a broadcast company for Spanish-speaking audiences.
“Sal brings a rare combination of commercial sales acumen and experience in serving communities through educational and media services,” said Vegas PBS GM Tom Axtell. “He is a valuable addition to our development team and will enhance the work we do to cultivating strong, valuable and mutually beneficial relationships with our stakeholders and community.”
WBEZ in Chicago named Angela Rozas O’Toole senior editor of its government and politics desk. Prior to joining WBEZ, Rozas O’Toole was deputy metro editor at the Chicago Tribune. She joined the Chicago Tribune in 2003 as a reporter and also served as Chicago bureau chief and suburban and city news editor. Rozas O’Toole started her career as a reporter for The Times-Picayune in New Orleans.
Fernanda Camarena became a statewide senior editor for The Texas Newsroom, the statewide collaboration launched with support from NPR. Camarena will be based at Texas Public Radio in San Antonio. She previously served as a senior editor for Latino USA and was also a reporter and producer for Reveal.
Christopher Intagliata left his role as a senior producer with Science Friday to join NPR’s All Things Considered at its Los Angeles bureau. Intagliata joined the weekly science radio show in 2008. He was also a reporter and host of Scientific American’s 60 Second Science podcast.
Natalie Escobar joined NPR’s Code Switch as an assistant editor this month. Escobar previously worked for The Atlantic as an assistant editor and editorial fellow. She was also a reporter for ProPublica and an intern for Smithsonian magazine and WBEZ in Chicago.
RaeAnn Christensen joined PBS Utah in Salt Lake City as a host and producer this month. She will host and produce the Governor’s Monthly News Conference; report, produce and fill in as host for the upcoming PBS Utah series Utah Insight; and produce segments for This Is Utah. She was most recently a reporter and anchor for KUTV, a CBS affiliate in Salt Lake City. She started her career in local television as a producer for NBC affiliate KSL and Fox station KSTU in Salt Lake City. She has also worked in Oregon, California and Texas as a reporter, anchor, weather anchor and senior producer.
David Montgomery became a political data journalist for MPR News in Minneapolis. He started this week. Montgomery has reported for CityLab, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, MPR and American Public Media’s APM Reports. He also produces The Siècle, a podcast about French history.
Stephanie Wolf was hired by 89.3 WFPL News Louisville to be an arts reporter. Her first day is March 23. Wolf previously reported for Colorado Public Radio. Before starting in journalism, Wolf was a professional ballet dancer with Wonderbound, the Metropolitan Opera, the James Sewell Ballet and Minnesota Ballet.
Jecorey Arthur is leaving Louisville Public Media, where he was music education manager for classical music station WUOL, to run as a Democrat for city council. If elected, Arthur would be the youngest person to hold a seat on the council, according to The Courier-Journal.
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