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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Educational Broadcasting Authority has appointed Chuck Roberts executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
EBA Chairman Bill File made the announcement during the authority’s quarterly meeting today. Board members voted unanimously in support of the search committee’s recommendation.
“We had a great pool of candidates, hired an outside firm to work with us during the selection process and formed a search committee to give us its best recommendation,” File said. “We look forward to working with you for a very long period of time.”
Roberts has served as interim director since April when Scott Finn took a job with Vermont Public Radio. Roberts said he’s both honored and pleased to take the position.
“I’m grateful for the faith put in me by the Educational Broadcasting Authority and for the opportunity to lead the dedicated people of West Virginia Public Broadcasting,” Roberts said. “We are in the midst of many critical initiatives right now and the WVPB team is focused on several important community engagement projects. It’s a great time to be here and, again, I’m thankful to continue the great work we’re doing to grow the WVPB brand.”
WVPB has two other boards that support its mission, the West Virginia Public Broadcasting Foundation, Inc., and the Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting.
“Working with the EBA is an honor as is working with the committed members of our supporting foundations. We could not do what we do without their guidance and support,” Roberts said.
Roberts has worked his way up through the ranks of West Virginia Public Broadcasting from his start with the organization in 2000 as a video production associate. He became video production manager in Charleston in 2004 and was named director of video production nine years later. In 2016, Roberts was selected to serve as chief operating officer of the organization.
He earned a B.S. in Mass Communications from West Virginia State University and is currently pursuing an MBA from Marshall University.