WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio, announced Wednesday that GM Tom Rieland will retire at the end of the year.
Rieland has led the station’s recently completed $12 million capital campaign to relocate its headquarters to a new facility. He has managed the public TV and radio stations owned by Ohio State University since 2002.
“It has been an honor and privilege to lead WOSU and it is simply the best time to pass the baton after our campaign success and completion of our new home,” Rieland said in a press release. “I’ve been working on these plans over the past year and remain eternally grateful for the support of Ohio State leadership, our community board, and WOSU’s tens of thousands of donors over the past two decades.”
Prior to joining WOSU, Rieland directed the Center for Public Television & Radio at the University of Alabama for 12 years.
He currently serves on the PBS board of directors and previously chaired the board of the National Educational Telecommunications Association.
Ohio State University has retained NETA Consulting to conduct the search for Rieland’s replacement.