Board chooses executive from WNET New York.
Paula A. Kerger, a top executive at New York’s Educational Broadcasting Corp. (EBC), licensee of WNET and WLIW New York—two of the nation’s largest public television stations—will become the Public Broadcasting Service’s sixth president and chief executive officer on March 13. She will succeed Pat Mitchell, who announced her plan to step down as PBS’ president and CEO in February 2005 and becomes the president of the Museum of Television & Radio in March.
Since 2004, Kerger has been executive vice president and chief operating officer of EBC and a member of the office of the president, a position carrying both internal and external responsibilities. She manages the overall operations of the corporation, oversees the editorial content of the local station and educational outreach, and directs government affairs, development and communications as well as works closely with the president and chairman on board issues.
Kerger jointed EBC in 1993 as vice president and director of development and government affairs for WNET.
Before joining EBC, Kerger was the director of principal gifts for the Metropolitan Opera. She also served as director of development and alumni affairs for International House in New York, and as program development officer for the U.S. Committee for UNICEF.