Comings and goings: Maryland Public Television appoints CFO, WYSO adds to newsroom …

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Patricia Fitzhugh was hired as VP and CFO for Maryland Public Television.


She will also serve on the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission’s budget and compensation committee and audit committee, as well as the MPT Foundation’s audit and investment committees.

Fitzhugh most recently worked as deputy COO and deputy CFO for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System.

WYSO in Yellow Springs, Ohio, announced editorial changes.

Schroeder and Frank

Kaitlin Schroeder joined the newsroom as deputy news director and digital editor. Schroeder most recently worked as marketing and communications manager for YWCA Dayton. She has also been a health care reporter for the Dayton Daily News and the real estate, retail and restaurants reporter for the Dayton Business Journal.

Shayleigh Frank was hired as the food insecurity and agriculture reporter. Frank most recently worked as the arts reporter for the Toledo Blade and was also a freelance reporter and production assistant for WYSO.

PBS Reno in Nevada announced hires.

Lazaro and Hardison

Lynn Lazaro joined the station as digital marketing assistant. Lazaro most recently worked as digital content producer for KTVN, a CBS affiliate in Reno. They have also been founder and executive director of Vibrant Voices, a student-focused newsroom located at the University of Nevada at Reno.

Jake Hardison became broadcast content operator on a part-time basis. He is also an audio and visual facilities technician at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.



Michael Harryman left his position as director of audience engagement for PBS Wisconsin to become chief marketing and communications officer of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. He joined the station in 2011 as director of marketing communications.



Ray Hartmann, a co-host of the weekly public affairs roundtable program Donnybrook for Nine PBS in St. Louis, left the station to run for U.S. Congress in an attempt to unseat Rep. Ann Wagner. Hartmann, who has appeared on the program since 1987, is also the founder of the Riverfront Times, where he was also a contributor until he sold the paper in 1998. “It’s hard to find the words to give proper thanks to the remarkable Nine PBS viewers, who have supported our show — and all of us — so loyally over the decades,” said Hartmann in a news release. “I’m grateful for all that the station has done for us and in particular, our amazing production crew. It has been quite a ride. But now, as one my dearest friends ever — the late, great Provocateur Martin Duggan — would say: ‘It’s time to move on to something else.’”


Clint Barrick, director of programming and head of classical for Texas Tech Public Media in Lubbock, is retiring. Barrick joined the station in 1990 and helped expand the organization’s classical music, news and cultural program offerings. He has also been one of the staff pianists for the Texas Tech University School of Music, where he plays for the university’s choir.


WLRN in Miami announced the result of a recent board of directors election. Richard Rampell was named board chair for the station. He is the retired CEO of the accounting firm Rampell & Rampell and he previously served as an NPR Foundation board trustee. Cheryl Wilke was elected vice chair. Wilke is a managing partner of the law firm Lewis Brisbois. Robert McGrath, principal at his namesake accounting firm, was elected treasurer. Darren Stokes, EVP of human resources for Rick Case Enterprises, was elected secretary.


The National Press Foundation selected journalists for its Women in Politics Journalism Fellowship. “The fellows were selected from newsrooms large and small for their existing and potential coverage of women in politics — from campaigns and elections to how women legislate and the coverage they receive,” according to a news release. The fellows will join NPF in Washington, D.C., April 15–18 for sessions featuring elected officials, high-profile journalists and policy experts. The fellows who work in public media are Jeanette DeDios, reporter for KUNM in Albuquerque, N.M.; Shaylee Ragar, statehouse reporter for Montana Public Radio; and Lucia Starbuck, democracy reporter for KUNR in Reno, Nev.

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