Michael Skoler Named President/GM At Louisville Public Media
October 3, 2016 at 6:16 AM (PT)
PUBLIC RADIO INTERNATIONAL VP of Interactive Media MICHAEL SKOLER has been named President and GM of LOUISVILLE PUBLIC MEDIA, effective DECEMBER 1st. SKOLER, who will oversee News-Talk WFPL, Classical WUOL, and Triple A WFPK/LOUISVILLE and the KENTUCKY CENTER FOR INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING, replaces DONOVAN REYNOLDS, who has retired as of SEPTEMBER 30th; an interim management team including Director of Development LAYLA GEORGE, Executive Editor STEPHEN GEORGE, and CFO DENNIS STOVALL will oversee operations until SKOLER arrives.
“I’ve spent the last dozen years working at the cutting edge of a changing media world,” said SKOLER, who was a correspondent for NPR and a writer/producer for several media organizations before his stint at PRI. “I’m joining LOUISVILLE PUBLIC MEDIA because I believe it has the passion to define the future for public radio — a future well beyond radio or the web. In a world of online friends and endless news and music streams, LPM can help people share understanding, forge bonds, solve problems and lead richer lives. And we’ll do that through audio, video, text, apps, events and honest conversations.”
“The board felt deeply that our next leader should possess a forward-thinking vision of the new media environment, while understanding the importance of maintaining quality service to our current radio audiences,” said LPM Board Chair TODD LOWE. “MICHAEL has experience in creating and leading digital strategies, fundraising and collaboration, and producing award-winning journalism. This makes him the ideal choice to guide our organization into the future.”