PBS appoints Rhonda Holt as CTO

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Rhonda Holt has been promoted to CTO for PBS.

Holt succeeds Mario Vecchi, who will retire at the end of the month. Vecchi joined PBS in 2014. 

In a news release, the network credited Vecchi with guiding the network and member stations during the rollout of a new interconnection system and expansion on online platforms.

“It has been a rewarding and productive period of my career at PBS, and I want to thank all of my colleagues for making the work so satisfying. I must thank Paula and PBS leadership for the trust they placed in me and the support they always provided,” said Vecchi in a news release. “… I am retiring but will always remain close to the people and the institutions that serve our communities in such an important function.”


Holt, who is currently SVP of information technology, starts her new job in June and will retain her role as executive sponsor of PBS’ Cybersecurity Advisory Committee. She was promoted last year after working as VP of software development and operations.

Before joining PBS, Holt was principal and VP of engineering and operations for TrustedCare, a health technology company. She also worked as SVP of digital media technologies for Turner Broadcasting. Holt had other VP and management positions at Sun Microsystems, Dell and IBM.

“I’m excited and deeply honored to step into the role of CTO for PBS,” Holt said in the release. “I strongly believe in the PBS mission, and for me, there is no higher privilege than having the opportunity to continue to help PBS meet the needs of our member stations and viewers. I’m looking forward to serving in this new capacity.”

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