KQED Boss Announces 2010 Retirement
June 25, 2009 at 5:00 AM (PT)
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING Pres./CEO JEFF CLARKE has announced that he will retire on JUNE 30th, 2010. CLARKE has headed the parent company of noncommercial Talk KQED-F and PBS affiliate KQED-TV/SAN FRANCISCO and other stations in the region since JUNE 2002 and has been in the broadcasting business since 1965.
"I have witnessed incredible changes in the broadcast industry since I began my career in 1965, and each change has brought with it exciting possibilities," said CLARKE. "I leave NCPB knowing that even in this rapidly changing media landscape, we are well-prepared to continue to serve our audiences, who have come to depend on us for entertaining, educational, and enlightening programming. I am most appreciative of the Board, staff, and management team at NCPB, whose efforts during my tenure helped us create the most successful, innovative organization in public media."
"We are grateful to JEFF for his leadership in embracing new technology, increasing opportunities for our audiences to enjoy our programming, and for expanding our organization into the model of a 21st century public media enterprise," said NOELLE LECA, chair of the NCPB board of directors. A search for CLARKE's successor is underway and is being conducted by headhunting firm SPENCER STUART.