Longtime TV news anchor Terra Brantley will lead Northeast Indiana Public Radio in Fort Wayne as president and GM, the station announced Dec. 20.
Brantley, who will join the station Jan. 31, will replace Peter Dominowski, who stepped down from the position at the end of the year. He had led the station since 2013. David Hunter will lead the station on an interim basis in January.
Brantley left the news industry last year to become president and CEO of the Fort Wayne Urban League. She worked for 35 years in television news. In 2019, she was inducted into the Indiana Associated Press Hall of Fame.
“Terra has the media expertise, leadership skills and vision to take WBOI into the future,” said Lynne Gilmore, chair of NIPR’s board of trustees, in a press release. “Terra is highly-respected in the community and well-positioned to cultivate and build strong relationships to grow support for public radio.”
Brantley will kick-start a capital campaign for the station, which will “carry forward a vision to expand public radio news reporting and programming, beginning with a physical move to downtown Fort Wayne,” according to the release.
“I’ve been presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity, as this public radio position is a perfect marriage of nonprofit and broadcasting, which are two of my passions,” Brantley said in the release. “I’m thrilled to join the WBOI team.”