Comings and goings: TPT hires CCO, WMHT appoints chief advancement officer …

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Nick Kereakos was hired as CCO of TPT in St. Paul, Minn.


Kereakos most recently worked as SVP and CTO for American Public Media. He joined APM in 2011 as VP of technology and operations and also worked as head of music services.

“Nick brings extensive, multi-faceted leadership to TPT, along with decades of experience in the ever-evolving landscape of public media,” said TPT CEO Sylvia Strobel in a news release. “The work we do at TPT is rooted in the content we produce, both for local and national audiences, and Nick’s expertise will propel our ability to create trusted, educational and entertaining programming with a spirit of innovation and creativity.”

Patrick Carpenter joined WMHT Public Media in Troy, N.Y., as VP and chief advancement officer.


Carpenter most recently worked as senior director of development for New England Public Media. Before NEPM, Carpenter held development roles with Holyoke Community College, Westfield State University, Boston College Law School and Elms College.

“Patrick is an accomplished, results-driven leader,” said WMHT CEO Anthony V. Hayes in a news release. “He has consistently delivered outstanding revenue growth throughout his career and his passion for public media is clear. His experience, knowledge and enthusiasm will be an asset in furthering WMHT’s mission to enrich communities throughout the Capital Region.”



Maria Rodillo was promoted to member engagement manager for the National Educational Telecommunications Association. Rodillo, who joined NETA in 2017, will retain her roles as executive assistant and board liaison. “Maria is a valuable resource for not only NETA, but for NETA members and the entire public media community,” said NETA President Eric Hyyppa in a news release. “This promotion encapsulates all the work she does for our member stations and her passion for the future of the public media system.”

Kristen DeSilva became an audience engagement specialist for Nevada Public Radio. DeSilva joined the station in 2022 as an online editor. Before that, she worked as a content producer for Fox affiliate KVVU in Las Vegas and also held several positions with the Las Vegas Review-Journal.



Florangela Davila left her position as news director for KNKX in Tacoma, Wash. Davila joined the station in 2019 after working as managing editor of Crosscut, a news site owned by Cascade PBS in Seattle.


William Padmore became host of All Things Considered for Louisville Public Media this month. Padmore most recently worked as public information officer for the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. Before that, he was a reporter, producer and host for Nebraska Public Media.

Clay Masters announced on X that he started a new position as senior politics reporter for Minnesota Public Radio. Masters most recently worked as a host and correspondent for Iowa Public Radio, which he joined in 2012. He has also been a reporter and producer for Nebraska Public Media.



Sheila Johnson was elected to the PBS Foundation Board of Directors. Johnson is founder and CEO of the Salamander Collection, which operates luxury properties in the U.S. and the Caribbean. She also co-founded Black Entertainment Television in 1980. As a partner with Monumental Sports & Entertainment, she is partial owner of the professional sports teams the Washington Wizards, the Washington Capitals and the Washington Mystics.

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