TAMPA, Fla. (July 20, 2015) – WUSF Public Media General Manager, JoAnn Urofsky, will soon add a new leadership role in public broadcasting, as chair of the board of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA).
Urofsky had previously been chair-elect of NETA, a national association that provides content, consulting and support for more than 90 broadcasters in the United States public television community.
“I’m honored to be chosen to serve as chair of NETA, an organization that is indispensable to the nation’s public television stations for its support of our education mission as well as professional development and system leadership,” said Urofsky.
Urofsky’s new term began this month, and during her term, Urofsky will remain general manager of WUSF, an institution that creates and distributes a wide range of quality programming to listeners and viewers through radio, television, online and mobile apps.
NETA began in the 1960s as a Southeastern US regional association, and has grown today to include stations across the country, from Alaska to New England and the US Virgin Islands. The group now provides content to every public TV station in the United States.
NETA also helps stations with training for community engagement, education services, promotion, fundraising/development, content production for broadcast and online, and management resources.
Among many other leadership posts in broadcasting, Urofsky currently serves on the board of PBS and has served on the board of National Public Radio. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the impressive board leaders and NETA’s talented staff to continue to build and strengthen this great organization.”
About WUSF Public Media
WUSF Public Media is a comprehensive media organization that provides media services to the community and businesses through public broadcasting and multi-media production services. Licensed to the University of South Florida, WUSF Public Media serves the public interest through programming, educational outreach and community partnerships. For more information, visit www.wusf.org.
The National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association based in Columbia, South Carolina. It serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, by providing quality program content, educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation.