Texas Public Radio CEO Joyce Slocum enters hospice care

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Joyce Slocum, president and CEO of Texas Public Radio in San Antonio, has stepped down from her position as the station’s leader.

Joyce Slocum, former CEO of Texas Public Radio

Slocum was hospitalized this week due to complications from colon cancer, according to a news release. In a statement Thursday, TPR and Slocum’s family added that she has transitioned to hospice care.

“TPR must share the difficult news that President & CEO, Joyce Slocum, was hospitalized this weekend due to complications from a recurrence of her colon cancer, and has now transitioned to hospice care,” the statement said. “Her family and the TPR staff are grateful for the outpouring of support and love for Joyce.”

Slocum has been TPR’s CEO since 2014. Before that, she held several roles with NPR, including interim CEO, chief administrative officer, chief ethics officer, general counsel and SVP.

Prior to working in public media, Slocum was general counsel and EVP for HIT Entertainment, which owned and distributed Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder and Barney & Friends.

TPR’s board of directors named Rebecca Caven, VP of development, interim CEO.

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