Matt Abramovitz will be president of New England Public Media.
Abramovitz succeeds Martin Miller, who announced plans to step down last year and focus on fundraising for the station. Abramovitz will formally take over leadership Feb. 1.
“Matt impressed us with his outstanding leadership qualities, his passion for public service media, and his ability to create innovative programs and partnerships that grow audiences and engage communities,” said Board Chair Robert Feldman in a news release.
Abramovitz is VP of programming for WQXR in New York City, a classical music station that is part of New York Public Radio. He helped launch WQXR as a public station in 2009 and served as its PD and interim GM.
Abramovitz started his media career as an announcer for WBGO in Newark, N.J. He later joined SiriusXM as a format manager.
He has served on the board of the Public Radio Program Directors Association since 2014.
“I am thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to lead NEPM. I love this region, and I believe in the unique power of public media to connect, inform and inspire,” said Abramovitz. “NEPM’s next chapter includes building new studios, as well as expanding our programming and community outreach to serve new audiences. It is an exciting moment for the organization, and I’m energized by the remarkable NEPM team and their shared passion for serving the region.”