Milwaukee PBS GM Bohdan Zachary will step down

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Bohdan Zachary is leaving his position as GM and VP for Milwaukee PBS.

Zachary’s last day with the station is Oct. 7, according to a staff memo from Vicki Martin, president of Milwaukee Area Technical College, the station’s licensee.

Zachary became the station’s GM in 2015. He led Milwaukee PBS during the FCC spectrum auction, which generated $85 million for the station. Following the auction, he made the case to Congress that public TV stations should take the lead in educating consumers about channel changes following the spectrum repack.

Zachary oversaw the sale of Milwaukee PBS’ facility in Brookfield, Wis., resulting in a $1.6 million dollar sale. Martin said his other accomplishments include the launch of the monthly TV news magazine 10thirtysix, hosted by Portia Young, and building Milwaukee PBS’ digital capacity with key hires. He recruited the station’s first digital content manager, its first multimedia producer-reporters and its first CCO. Zachary also established numerous collaborations with the college and editorial partnerships with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and WUWM in Milwaukee.

Zachary previously worked as SVP of broadcasting, programming and syndication for KCETLink in Los Angeles. He was also a producer and director for E! Entertainment Television.

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