KQED Names Kevin Martin SVP/COO, Michael Isip SVP/Chief Content Officer
April 16, 2014 at 3:59 AM (PT)
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING VP/Station Grants and System Development KEVIN MARTIN is joining KQED, INC., owner of noncommercial News-Talk KQED-F and PBS affiliate KQED-TV/SAN FRANCISCO and PBS affiliates KQET-TV/WATSONVILLE, CA and KQEH-TV (KQED PLUS)/SAN JOSE, as SVP/COO. At the same time, KQED has upped VP/Television MICHAEL ISIP to SVP/Chief Content Officer. The appointments will be effective MAY 5th.
Pres. JOHN BOLAND said, “KQED is in a period of dramatic change and growth as we transform the organization to meet the rapidly changing needs of the people of the BAY AREA, both in terms of new media technology and increased regional coverage. I believe we’ve established the right structure with two senior executives leading the implementation of our 21st century strategy, and I have great confidence that we’ve selected the right leaders in KEVIN MARTIN and MICHAEL ISIP.”
MARTIN said, “KQED is one of the few public media providers in the nation moving aggressively toward a digital future. I’m excited to join a team of world class professionals to help the organization reach its goals and maintain its exemplary status as a public media leader.”
ISIP added, “I am excited to take on this new position to help reimagine the way KQED produces, distributes and curates content to better meet the needs of our audience in today’s fast-changing media climate. I look forward to building and leading a new public media model where multiplatform units innovate across television, radio and digital.”