Mark Vogelzang to retire from Nevada Public Radio

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Nevada Public Radio CEO Mark Vogelzang will retire Friday, the organization announced. 

Vogelzang (Photo: Kevin Brusie)

“After a wonderful professional career in public radio and television, I feel a powerful sense that I need to attend to my personal life while the time is right,” Vogelzang said in a Tuesday press release.

Vogelzang had previously announced plans to retire in 2021 from Maine Public after nearly a decade leading the network. But he cut his retirement short and joined Nevada Public Radio in 2022. At the time, Board Chair Richard Dreitzer said that Vogelzang was the “right person to build on the momentum” started by previous leadership after the station encountered financial challenges.

“We’re deeply appreciative of Mark’s stewardship of Nevada Public Radio and progress during his tenure,” Dreitzer said in the Tuesday release. “From journalism to major gifts, from increased news reporting to partnerships with other organizations and an expanded Board of Directors, these and other efforts championed by Mark will continue to help us grow.”

COO Favian Perez will serve as interim CEO.

“The tremendous foundational work completed by Mark and our Board of Directors will act as a springboard in this transition,” Perez said in the release. “Our member, listener, and community constituents look to us to deliver the highest-quality news, journalism, culture and arts programming. I am excited to continue this work and look forward to realizing Nevada Public Radio’s highest potential.”

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