WQED names Jason Jedlinski CEO

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WQED in Pittsburgh hired Jason Jedlinski as CEO, the public broadcaster announced Thursday.

Jedlinski replaces Deborah Acklin, who stepped down last year. 

“Jason is the right leader at the right time, as he brings strategic leadership with a great appreciation for public media,” said Jonathan Rosenson, co-chair of WQED’s board, in a press release. “He clearly respects our brand and rich tradition, and he sees the opportunity for expanded digital offerings that will shape our present and future.”

Jedlinski comes to WQED from The Hill, where he was GM. He has also worked in leadership roles at The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to sustain and grow WQED’s commitment to its communities and grateful for … Deb Acklin’s rich legacy,” Jedlinski said in the release. “I look forward to expanding WQED’s reach beyond its acclaimed television and radio broadcasts: creating new ways to amplify diverse voices, showcase community leaders, and positively impact the lives of more people throughout Southwest Pennsylvania.”

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