Robert Altman to step down from WMHT

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Robert Altman, president and CEO of WMHT in Troy, N.Y., will step down from his job early next year.

Altman has led the station, a community-licensed dual service public broadcaster serving Albany and eastern New York State, since 2007. WMHT’s board will conduct a national search for his successor.

“During Robert’s tenure WMHT has grown from a single station radio and television broadcast organization to a multi-station, multi-platform, digital media and streaming service provider,” said WMHT Board Chair Kathy Jimino said in a news release. “WMHT and our community have benefited greatly from Robert’s leadership and the Board of Trustees expresses our deepest appreciation to Robert for his tremendous accomplishments.”

Altman oversaw the establishment of AHA! A House for Art, a television series now in its eighth season, as well as ongoing in-person and virtual educational programs for community members of all ages. The TV station also won awards for its weekly public affairs program New York NOW.

“We’ve accomplished much, but of course, much remains to be done,” Altman said in the release. “I look forward to continuing that work over the coming months and to passing the leadership of a strong and vibrant WMHT to new leadership in the year ahead.”

Earlier in his career, Altman directed  the Public Television Major Giving Initiative project led by CPB. He was also SVP of development and corporate relations for PBS and SVP of development and marketing for WHYY in Philadelphia.

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