David Field was promoted to VP of content operations for PBS.
Field joined PBS in 2000 as a schedule associate. He has also been a senior associate, an associate director and a director, and was most recently senior director for content packaging. He will report to Rhonda Holt, SVP of information technology.
“I’m delighted to have David join our team, and I look forward to partnering closely with him as we merge content and media operations at PBS,” Holt said in a news release. “He is a talented, capable and collaborative leader who has all of the skills necessary to help guide PBS through the evolving technology landscape.”
Before PBS, Field worked for Henninger Media Services, the Family Channel and WVEC, an ABC affiliate in Hampton, Va.
Sylvia Bugg, PBS’ chief programming executive, also announced the promotions of Jada Leng and Wendy Llinás within the general audience programming department.
Leng will become senior director of multiplatform content and business strategy. She previously worked as business strategy director. Llinás was promoted to senior director for programming and development. She joined the network in 2016 as associate director and has also been director.
Southern California Public Radio announced two editorial changes.
Tony Marcano was promoted to managing editor for KPCC in Pasadena, Calif., and LAist. Marcano previously worked as education editor.
He began his journalism career as a reporter at the New York Daily News and went on to work for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Sacramento Bee and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. In 2007, Marcano became a senior editor for Weekend Edition, produced by NPR. He was also EP and editor of The Tavis Smiley Show, produced in partnership with PRI, and senior producer for Tavis Smiley on PBS.
Antonia Cereijido was named EP for LAist Studios. Cereijido most recently worked as a host and senior producer for Futuro Media and produced reports for Latino USA. She was a host and producer for Norco 80, a Futuro co-production with LAist Studios, and a podcast producer for Anything for Selena, a co-production with Futuro Studios and WBUR in Boston.
Audrey Davidson was hired as senior director of revenue partnerships for PRX. Davidson previously worked as senior product marketing manager for Verizon Media, where she created marketing strategies for the information service Moviefone. In a prior role at AOL, she managed account relationships for technology and consumer brands. “Audrey is a seasoned relationship builder and inspiring strategist who has driven initiatives for some of the largest digital and entertainment companies,” said PRX Chief of Business Development and Content Jason Saldanha in a news release. “We’re thrilled Audrey has joined us at PRX, where she will play a key role as we continue to build the future of audio.”
Aishah Rashied Hyman was promoted to VP of business development and planning for Public Broadcasting Atlanta. Hyman joined the station in 2017 as director of individual giving. She has also been a producer, writer and host for the station.
Opal H. Bennett was promoted to co-producer for POV, the PBS documentary series produced by American Documentary. Bennett joined the organization last year as shorts producer and will continue to work on short films along with the flagship POV series. She is director of filmmaker development and shorts programmer for DOC NYC, a film festival, and senior programmer for the Athena Film Festival. She is also a programming consultant for the March on Washington Film Festival.
Hannah Allam announced that she left her position as a national security correspondent for NPR to join The Washington Post, where she was an intern earlier in her career. Before joining the network in 2019, Allam was a national correspondent for BuzzFeed News.
Cathy Lewis, host and EP of the public affairs radio show HearSay for WHRO Public Media in Norfolk, Va., announced Wednesday that she’s leaving the station. Lewis said she will announce her future plans in coming weeks. Her last show will be May 26, according to a news release. Lewis began hosting the program in 1996. She previously worked as an anchor and reporter for WAVY, an NBC affiliate in Portsmouth, Va.
Gabe Rosenberg announced that he is leaving WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio, to become audience editor for KCUR in Kansas City, Mo. “I’m not headed out to Kansas City until June (gotta finish getting vaccinated!) so I’m lucky to have a little time left in Columbus,” Rosenberg said on Twitter. Rosenberg joined WOSU in 2016 as digital news editor. He was previously an intern and news assistant for NPR.
Janelle Salanga will join Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, Calif., as a reporter at the end of the month. They will graduate from the University of California at Davis this year. Salanga has been a fellow and intern for CalMatters and participated in the Next Generation Radio program in 2019. They have also been a deputy editor for The Objective, an online publication that focuses on journalism.
Carey Goldberg left her position as a health and sciences reporter and editor for WBUR in Boston to become Boston bureau chief for Bloomberg, according to her LinkedIn page. Goldberg joined the station in 2010.
Pamela McCall was hired as the host of Morning Edition for KUER in Salt Lake City. McCall most recently worked as a news reader and associate producer for the CBC. She has also been a host and anchor for CFAX in Victoria, British Columbia, and held other roles for the BBC, CBS, CNBC and the Associated Press. Bob Nelson, who has served as interim morning host for three months, will return to the station’s midday shift, according to a news release.
Kaity Kline announced that she left 1A, the program produced by WAMU in Washington, D.C. “Got laid off! The pandemic sucks,” she said on Twitter. “I’m going to take a breather for a second while I look for my next gig.” Kline became a producer for the station in February 2020.
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