West Virginia Public Broadcasting names executive director

West Virginia Public Broadcasting names Chuck Roberts as executive director. (West Virginia Public Broadcasting)

The interim director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting for the past eight months has been selected for the permanent executive director post.

Chuck Roberts was named director after board members voted unanimously in support of the search committee’s recommendation, according to a news release from the agency.

EBA Chairman Bill File made the announcement Wednesday during the authority’s quarterly meeting.

Roberts has served as interim director since April when Scott Finn took a job with Vermont Public Radio.

Roberts started at WVPB in 2000 as a video production associate. In 2004, he became video production manager in Charleston and was named director of video production nine years later. Roberts was selected in 2016 to serve as chief operating officer of the organization.

He earned a bachelor of science degree in mass communications from West Virginia State University and is currently pursuing a master of business administration degree from Marshall University.

“I’m grateful for the faith put in me by the Educational Broadcasting Authority and for the opportunity to lead the dedicated people of West Virginia Public Broadcasting,” Roberts said in the news release. “We are in the midst of many critical initiatives right now and the WVPB team is focused on several important community engagement projects. It’s a great time to be here and, again, I’m thankful to continue the great work we’re doing to grow the WVPB brand.”

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