Jody Hamblett named WUOT GM

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Jody Hamblett, a nonprofit executive with public radio leadership experience, will take over as GM of WUOT in Knoxville, Tenn., on Aug. 14. 


She succeeds Regina Dean, who retired in May after leading WUOT for nearly 30 years. The station’s licensee, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, announced Hamblett’s appointment Tuesday.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Jody Hamblett to WUOT,” said Joseph Mazer, dean of the university’s College of Communication and Information, in a press release. “With her expertise and accomplishments, Jody is well-equipped to drive WUOT’s success and further our university’s land-grant mission by delivering exceptional public radio programming to our communities.”

Hamblett has served in various leadership positions in public radio. She was president and CEO of Public Radio Program Directors Association for more than four years and most recently served as executive director of Greenville Area Parkinson Society in Greenville, S.C.

“I am beyond excited to work with the team at WUOT,” Hamblett said in the release. “The station is positioned for great success and ready to blossom into an essential and trusted source of journalism and content that reflects the region.”

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