The board of directors of WNIN Tri-State Public Media in Evansville, Ind., has appointed Tim Black president and CEO of the station.
Black served as interim president and CEO following the departure of Brad Kimmel, who left in November to lead Indiana Public Media in Bloomington. Before that, Black was WNIN’s VP of development. He began as CEO Tuesday.
Black has worked at WNIN since 2015. Before joining the station, he worked for WEVV, a CBS and Fox affiliate in Evansville. Over about 20 years, he was a reporter, anchor, news director and promotions manager at WEVV. He was also GM during his last seven years there.
“After a long and successful national search, Tim Black kept rising to the top of the list,” said Brad Ellsworth, chair of WNIN’s board, in a press release. “Tim knows the area very well and is uniquely qualified to lead in this ever changing arena of Public TV and Radio.”
“I’m excited to embrace this new role as public media’s leader in the Tri-State,” Black said in the release. “I’m looking forward to focusing efforts and budgets toward more local content. WNIN can be the ideal environment in which the opportunities to be inclusive, to inform, to educate, to enlighten and to entertain can flourish.”