Becky Magura was hired as president and CEO of Nashville Public Television. She succeeds Kevin Crane, who resigned last year. Her first day leading the station is Sept. 8. Magura is currently CEO of WCTE Cookeville, Tenn., a role she has held since 2006.
Nashville Public Television’s WNPT began in 1962 as a humble school-board licensee. But it was able to gradually transform itself into one of the leading community-licensed stations in the system. Other stations can learn a lot studying that metamorphosis, especially by focusing on NPT’s local programming strategy.