Comings and goings: Janice Hui leaves ‘Frontline’ for ITVS, NETA appoints VP …

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Janice Hui became COO of the Independent Television Service, which produces the PBS series Independent Lens.


Hui most recently worked as managing director of Frontline, produced by GBH in Boston. Hui has held producer roles for CBS, CNN and the Associated Press Radio Network. She has also been managing director of the Investigative Reporting Program, a teaching institute at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.

“Janice’s skills and integrity working with producers, her leadership, and her record of building stellar teams are rare to find in a single person,” said ITVS CEO Carrie Lozano in a news release. “Our staff are thrilled to welcome her in a time when our mission is more essential than ever to the future of public media.”

Robert Clauser, a former CFO for WNET in New York City, was appointed VP of professional services and director of the National Educational Telecommunications Association Business Center.

Clauser has also been director of strategic partnerships and new initiatives of NYC Media Lab at New York University.


“With the opportunities and challenges facing public media in the coming years, finding innovative solutions while tapping entrepreneurial resources across the system and in the NETA Business Center is only going to become more important,” said Clauser in a news release. “I am eager to build on the foundation that Anita Sims created. And I am looking forward to working with the dedicated Business Center team and being part of the bold vision and strategy NETA has for the future.”

Sims retired as EVP and director of the business center earlier this year. She continues to offer consulting services through NETA Consulting. 

Molly Davis was hired as COO of the Radio Research Consortium, a nonprofit that provides data analysis for noncommercial stations.


Davis will depart from her role as assistant GM of WFDD in Winston-Salem, N.C. She joined the station in 2005 as membership and marketing coordinator and has served on the RRC board of directors for five years, including time as vice chair.

“She has established a reputation as a forward-thinking leader with a strategic vision. Molly’s robust marketing and communication skills and her collaborative talent make her an exceptional addition to our team,” said RRC Board Chair Steve Schram in a news release.

Davis’ first day with the RRC is Aug. 16.

Kimberly Soenen joined the Association of Minnesota Public Educational Radio Stations as COO.


Soenen previously directed global business development and special projects for VII Photo in New York. From 1999–2023, Soenen was owner of UNSPUN Consulting and Productions. She was also executive director for Some People, a nonprofit health organization she founded.

“AMPERS is uniquely positioned now to build our capacity and reach,” Soenen said in a news release. “I’m looking forward to collaborating with our journalism allies statewide on talent development and broadening our journalism co-publishing partnerships in the years ahead.”



Marquis Lupton was named host of All Things Considered for WYPR in Baltimore. Lupton most recently worked as a host and producer for WITF in Harrisburg, Pa. He has also been a control board operator for CNN’s The Situation Room and assistant field producer for CNN’s Pentagon Unit. “As a Morgan State grad, it was always my goal to return to Baltimore and work in media, and I’m excited at the thought of returning to Charm City, building new connections, and giving Baltimore, Maryland and beyond, the news!” said Lupton in a news release.


Lawrence Jones joined KTSU in Houston as a host of Ultimate Backyard Party, a Saturday afternoon music program. He will also host a segment called “Grilling with Uncle Funky,” where he’ll cover a variety of topics related to Texas Southern University. “It’s a big backyard party with Grilling with Uncle Funky,” Jones said in a news release. “To get your brother to have to chop it up a little bit, tell me about you, your life, your kids, your wishes, your wants, your needs, anything!” Jones previously hosted Afternoon Ride with Uncle Funky Larry Jones & Ali Siddiq on commercial station KMJQ in Houston.


Rupa Shenoy announced on LinkedIn that she left her position as Morning Edition host for WBUR in Boston. Shenoy previously worked as a reporter and podcast host for The World, a co-production of GBH in Boston and PRX, and has reported for GBH and Minnesota Public Radio. “It’s been my honor to work with the best Morning Edition team ever,” Shenoy wrote on LinkedIn. “As I plan the next step in my journey, I’d love to hear about any opportunities that would allow me to take advantage of my experience hosting, reporting, and storytelling. I’ve also been thinking about the intersection of AI and journalism, and the crucial role foundations play in preserving our field.”

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