Scott Finn, president and CEO of radio and television broadcaster Vermont Public, announced plans to step down at the end of the year.
Marguerite Dibble, Vermont Public board president, congratulated Finn on his accomplishments. “Under Scott’s leadership, Vermont Public has grown to serve more than 1 million people every month on multiple platforms—online, radio and TV. It has more than 40,000 members in a state with only 643,000 people which is just awesome,” she said in a news release. “We so appreciate Scott’s leadership and wish him well in his next chapter.”
Finn first worked as president and CEO of Vermont Public Radio in 2018 and became leader of Vermont Public after it merged with Vermont PBS in 2021.
“I’ve joked that I don’t recommend doing a merger during a pandemic, but it’s no joke,” Finn said. “We did it anyway, and are succeeding by any metric.”
Before working in Vermont, Finn was CEO and executive director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting. He was also news director for WUSF Public Media in Tampa, Fla., news director for WVPB and a reporter for the Charleston Gazette-Mail in West Virginia.
“Two years after our merger, Vermont Public is in an incredibly strong position in terms of audience, talent, finances and infrastructure and I’m so proud of all we have accomplished in service to Vermont and beyond,” Finn said. “Now is the right time to find the next leader to steward this great organization forward, and for me to find a new adventure.”
Brendan Kinney, SVP of development, will work as interim CEO during the search for a successor.
“Brendan knows this organization so well and we’re very excited to work with him in this new role,” Dibble said.