Terry O’Reilly Named President/CEO Of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation
June 30, 2016 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Longtime media executive TERRY O’REILLY has been named president and CEO of PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION, WYEP and WESA. He will join PCBC on AUGUST 1st.
O’REILLY’s appointment follows the recent consolidation of WESA and WYEP governance into a single public media entity. WYEP and WESA are PITTSBURGH’s only independent public radio stations covering the Triple A music format and NPR news and information, respectively.
“We are excited that TERRY will lead the team we’ve built at PITTSBURGH COMMUNITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION,” said HARRIS JONES, PCBC Board President. “His experience and expertise will help accelerate our efforts to deliver high-quality global, national and local music, news, information and cultural programming that is engaging, relevant and inspiring. His diverse background also serves us well as we extend our strong broadcast brands across digital media and other emerging platforms.”
A multiple award-winning producer, journalist and executive, O’REILLY has more than four decades of media experience. He comes to PCBC from MINNEAPOLIS, where he served most recently as Sr. VP and Chief Content Officer for Twin Cities PBS. Prior to joining Twin Cities PBS in 2009, O’REILLY spent three decades in the commercial television industry.
“It’s an honor to join WYEP and WESA, the two leading public radio stations in my hometown of PITTSBURGH,” O’REILLY said. “The media industry is at a critical inflection point, and public radio is well positioned to thrive by focusing on what it does best: allowing each of us the opportunity to hear, listen, learn and participate. PITTSBURGH's public radio stations remain remarkably strong, with growing audiences, in this changing media environment.”