Feb 20, 2010

KCRW gets new general manager

The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees today announced that Jennifer Ferro will succeed Ruth Seymour as general manager of KCRW. Ferro, 41, currently serves as assistant station manager. She takes over on on March 1.

From the press release:
Ferro has worked in all areas of the station’s operations, including programming, marketing, new media, technology development and fundraising since joining the KCRW staff in 1994. She first came to the station as a volunteer arts reporter in 1991. Ferro’s independent spirit impressed Seymour, who hired her as an assistant. She was promoted to Assistant General Manager in 1997.

“I’m thrilled to be able to get the opportunity to lead the best public radio station in the country and I’m excited to work with the station’s incredible staff on the challenges and opportunities in front of us. It’s a dream job,” Ferro said.

"Jennifer is an ideal choice to lead the station forward,” said outgoing manager Ruth Seymour. “She brings her own unique approach and vision to KCRW. She's innovative, courageous and independent. She's an experienced programmer, producer and fundraiser. She will make a terrific manager and I look forward to a KCRW under her leadership."
A farewell party for Seymour was held on Thursday.

(Photo credit: Marc Goldstein of KCRW)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope her skills match her look...she is hot!