Maja Mrkoci to leave CPB

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Maja Mrkoci is stepping down as CPB’s chief content and innovation officer effective Oct. 2.


Mrkoci is resigning “to ensure the well-being and success of her two middle school children due to the pandemic and online school environment, as well as to plan for the next phase in her career,” according to a news release.

“We deeply appreciate the important innovation and content initiatives that Maja has helped implement during her five years at CPB. Her drive and ingenuity truly made a difference in public media,” said CPB President Pat Harrison in the release. “We understand how important family is, especially during these extraordinary times.”

Mrkoci joined CPB in 2015 as VP for content and digital media. She was later promoted to VP for digital innovation and SVP for television and innovation.

Before joining CPB, she was director of business development for digital and an associate director for sponsorships at PBS. 

Mrkoci has also been a manager at Discovery Communications and a board member and chair of the development committee of the nonprofit organization Docs in Progress.

“During my years of working in public media and in light of the pandemic, two things have really stood out to me — the resilience of the public media system and the fierce dedication of its people,” said Mrkoci in the release. “The relationships we build with each other and with our audience will continue to be key to its future. I have no doubt that the system will emerge from this moment with new insight and stronger than ever.”

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