West Virginia Public Broadcasting CEO and Executive Director Scott Finn will leave in May to become President and CEO of Vermont Public Radio. Finn has led WVPB for the past five years. In that time, the organization has almost doubled its private fundraising while reducing its dependence on state funding by more than $2 million. WVPB also launched two new TV channels — the WVPB/PBS Kids Channel and the West Virginia Channel.
“On behalf of the Educational Broadcasting Authority, we are sorry to see Scott leave West Virginia Public Broadcasting. He has done an outstanding job and has led us through some challenging times,” File said. “Although I personally hate to see Scott leave, I thank him for his tireless efforts to improve West Virginia Public Broadcasting and wish nothing but the best for him and his family in Vermont.”
Finn will assume his new role at VPR on May 7.