New England Public Media announced Wednesday that Martin Miller will step down as president of the organization.
Miller will continue in his role until a successor is named. He will later move into a senior counsel role that will focus on fundraising efforts, according to a news release.
“Martin leaves an outstanding legacy of service to public media in western New England,” said NEPM Board Chair Robert Feldman in the release. “From his dedicated leadership at WFCR to his vision for uniting with WGBY TV, he has led with principle, insight and wisdom, building and strengthening public media on behalf of audiences and communities across our region.”
Miller led New England Public Radio from 1995–2019. In April 2019, leaders at WGBY-TV and NEPR announced plans to combine operations.
Miller began his public media career in 1979 with WNYC in New York City, then joined GBH in 1985, where he held several roles including program director. The news release credited Miller with helping launch PRI’s The World.
“I am very fortunate that my career has allowed me to focus in areas I cherish: journalism, education, and music, and it has afforded me the honor and privilege to work with wonderful colleagues, volunteers, members of our community, and supporters for almost four decades,” Miller said in the release. “Together, for our region, we have built a public media organization that will continue to serve our communities for many years to come.”