Brad Kimmel to lead WFIU/WTIU

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Brad Kimmel has been named executive director for Indiana Public Media, effective Nov. 30.


Kimmell will oversee WFIU public radio and WTIU public television, which are licensed to Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind.

“I’m delighted to welcome Brad Kimmel to IU as the leader of Radio and Television Services,” said Indiana University Bloomington Provost and EVP Lauren Robel in a news release. “Combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, Brad’s proven leadership in public media, fundraising and his own successful startup media companies will advance [Indiana Public Media’s] excellence and visibility.” 

Kimmel takes over Indiana Public Media for Rob Anderson, the assistant GM who has served as interim executive director during the search.

“I’m very interested in the challenge of meeting the needs of media going forward,” Kimmel said in the release. “I look forward to building on the great work of WFIU and WTIU, finding more synergies and alignment with IU’s incredible faculty and staff, and learning more about what kind of programming we can do at both a regional and national level.”

Kimmel has been CEO of WNIN Public Media in Evansville, Ind., since 2013. He is credited with leading a capital campaign that funded WNIN’s relocation in 2018 to new headquarters. He is vice chair and chair elect for public TV’s Small Station Association.Kimmel joined WNIN after working as the founder and CEO of Garage Television. He was a senior producer and director for WGVU in Grand Rapids, Mich., and he produced and directed the 2006 independent film Novem.

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