OPB Announces Changes in Senior Leadership
Posted May 20, 2013
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) today announced changes in its senior management to drive the strategic direction of the organization forward, furthering OPB’s ability to cover, create, curate and share stories that matter to Oregonians.
Morgan Holm has been named senior vice president and chief content officer, responsible for the oversight of all local content creation efforts across the organization. This includes managing and synergizing all of OPB’s content areas—such as news, arts and life, music, environment and more. Holm was previously vice president of News and Public Affairs, serving in that role for more than seven of his 23 years at OPB.
In that role, Holm was instrumental in establishing EarthFix, an innovative public media partnership of Pacific Northwest public broadcasters led by OPB that covers the region's important environmental news stories. Additionally, under Holm’s leadership, OPB News was the recipient of a prestigious Peabody Award in 2010 for excellence in electronic media. In addition to leading the newsroom, during his tenure at OPB, Holm has served as a reporter, assignment editor, producer and host.
OPB has also hired a new vice president of engineering, Mike, Foti, who starts with OPB on July 1. Foti currently serves as director of engineering at WGBH, Boston’s public broadcasting station, and has been with the organization since 1999. While there, he was responsible for the planning and implementation of the technology for WGBH’s new headquarters facility. Foti brings to OPB very strong experience in network and production engineering, and recently oversaw the integration of New Hampshire Public Television’s master control facility into WGBH.
“We have been proud of our ability to deliver powerful local radio and TV programming, expanding our newsroom, and bringing new multimedia content to our audiences on a variety of platforms,” said Steve Bass, OPB president and CEO. “These new changes will enable us to take this even further—bringing together the right content, systems and digital tools for even more fascinating regional storytelling. Our commitment to this remains broad and deep as we move OPB into the future.”
OPB is the largest cultural and education institution in the region, delivering excellence in public broadcasting to 1.5 million people each week through television, radio and the Internet. Widely recognized as a national leader in the public broadcasting arena, OPB is a major contributor to the program schedule that serves the entire country. OPB is one of the most-used and most-supported public broadcasting services in the country and is generously supported by members across Oregon and southern Washington.