07/08/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/08/2020 15:01
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 8, 2020) -- Ted Krichels, senior vice president of System Development and Media Strategy at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), has announced that he will be retiring at the end of July.
For the past seven years, Krichels has overseen CPB's support for public media stations through the development of Community Service Grant policy, He also led CPB's work in identifying and promoting successful operating and service models to support stations' capacity to provide content and services for their communities. In addition, Krichels led efforts to assess current and future system technology needs, inform stations about the broadcast spectrum auction and repack, as well as ATSC 3, Interconnection and other industrywide issues affecting public media. Most recently, he helped to coordinate and expedite the distribution of CARES Act funding to public radio and television stations.
'Ted's public media industry experience and relationships with its leaders has made him an integral part of the CPB team for the past seven years,' said Pat Harrison, president and CEO of CPB. 'He helped navigate public media through the challenges and opportunities of the public television spectrum auction, CSG reviews, and most recently, the auction repack and ATSC 3.0. He is a true thought leader and we wish Ted all the best in this next chapter of life.'
'It's been a privilege to work in public media with so many talented and dedicated people. I am grateful to CPB,' said Krichels. 'I may not remember the intricacies of all the projects, but I will always treasure the experience.'
Ted Krichels has over 35 years of public broadcasting experience, including roles as associate vice president and general manager of Penn State Public Broadcasting, and as president and CEO of KBDI in Denver, Colorado. In 2014, he directed the Public Media Models of the Future project for PBS, which explored sustainable public media service models and how they might be leveraged and replicated by others. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history and has a master's degree in psychology from Naropa Institute.
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