Aspen Public Radio in Colorado announced Tuesday that it has hired Breeze Richardson as executive director.
Richardson replaces Tammy Terwelp, who left the station in March to join KUNC in Greeley, Colo. Richardson will begin leading the station June 7.
Board Chair Anne Tobey said in a press release that Richardson “truly understands the intricacies of combining award-winning journalism with community engagement initiatives and nuanced, personal stories that reflect the fabric of our valley. We’re very confident in her ability to guide the station in building strong, original content for locals and our valued supporters, as well as for the next generation of Aspen Public Radio listeners.”
Richardson most recently worked as director of marketing and communications at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. She also has a background in public radio as director of strategic partnerships at WBEZ in Chicago. She began her career as a producer at the station.
“I’m so happy to once again be back in public media — even more so in this valley,” Richardson said. “This is an iconic, awesome, and special place; its landscape, its rich traditions and history, and most importantly, its people, are going to be at the core of what we’ll do as a station.”