Douglas Named Senior VP and Station Manager
Posted March 7, 2007
March 7, 2007, Portland, OR -- Oregon Public Broadcasting has named Jeff Douglas to the new position of senior vice president of programming and station manager. He is charged with providing strategic leadership to OPB’s local television services including programming, local/regional program development/production, and television and radio technical operations.
Douglas, who joined OPB in 1990, was previously vice president of Local Productions and the executive producer and host of “Oregon Art Beat.” He also spent nine years as a reporter for “Oregon Field Guide.”
He came to OPB from KGW-TV news where spent 12 years as executive producer, assignment editor and producer. As one of two founders of KINK radio, Douglas served as program director for four years before taking over as general manager.
Douglas has produced several award-winning documentaries, including "Hanford: Environmental Fallout" and "Oregon’s Memorable Century." A half-hour special on non-point source pollution that aired on “Oregon Field Guide” won an NETA (National Educational Television Association) award. Along with an OPB produced teacher guide, that program has been used by nearly 4 million school children to learn what they can do to help keep our rivers clean.
OPB is the state's most far-reaching and accessible media resource, providing free access to programming for children and adults designed to give voice to community, connect Oregon and its neighbors and illuminate a wider world. Every week, over 1.5 million people tune in to or log on to OPB's Television, Radio and Internet delivered services. As the hub of operations for the state's Emergency Broadcast and Amber Alert services, OPB serves as the backbone for the distribution of critical information to broadcasters and homes throughout Oregon. Oregon Public Broadcasting is a statewide network that includes OPB Television, an affiliate of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), and OPB Radio, presenting local news coverage and the programs of National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI) and American Public Media (APM). The OPB Web site is opb.org.