Report: COO Alison Scholly Exiting Chicago Public Media
January 16, 2015 at 3:50 PM (PT)
ROBERTFEDER.COM is reporting that CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA COO ALISON SCHOLLY is exiting the company at the end of the month. SCHOLLY, COO since 2010 and an executive at TRIBUNE CO. before that, served as Interim CEO of the parent company of noncommercial News-Talk WBEZ and Variety WBEW (VOCALO.ORG)/CHICAGO after former CEO TOREY MALATIA exited in JULY 2013 but did not get the permanent CEO job, as the company hired GOLI SHEIKHOLESLAMI instead.
In a memo to staff obtained by FEDER, SKEIKHOLESLAMI wrote that SCHOLLY "has been an integral part of CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA for almost five years. She joined the institution in the early days of recovery from 'the great recession' and found solutions for continued innovation and growth while most media organization were contracting dramatically. ALISON brought in a fresh perspective and ushered a unified direction for the organization while still maintaining our creative, passionate journalistic mission. Her leadership helped CHICAGO PUBLIC MEDIA transition to a position of broader respect within the public radio system and greater public service in CHICAGO that will continue to expand in the coming years."