Pete Booker will become GM of Delaware Public Media next month, the broadcaster announced Wednesday.
Booker will take over for DPM President Jane C.W. Vincent, who is retiring from the position but staying on in a development role. Vincent has led the organization since 2017.
“The board offers our thanks to Jane Vincent for her work the past five years, and we are delighted that she remains committed to DPM,” board chair Randy Farmer said in a press release.
Booker, who will lead the organization beginning Sept. 6., previously worked for more than two decades as president and CEO of Delmarva Broadcasting Company, which formerly owned many commercial radio stations in the region. He retired from that role in 2015.
“As other local news outlets shrink or disappear altogether, Delaware Public Media provides a critical service as the need for locally focused, objective journalism is growing,” Booker said in the release. “I’m looking forward to leveraging our past success into future growth.”