KERA’s retiring President/CEO Mary Anne Alhadeff had hardly picked up her Obelisk Lifetime Achievement Award and cleaned out her desk when her successor was named — Kansas City NPR member station KCUR’s General Manager Nico Leone, who has made a name for”expanding newsroom resources and promoting collaborative journalism.”
According to KERA, “Leone, 43, says he took the job in part because of the station’s diverse portfolio. KERA, the NPR and PBS station in Dallas-Fort Worth, operates television and radio services, as well as digital platforms, music station KXT 91.7 FM and Art&Seek, an arts and culture unit. The station also focuses on educational outreach and community engagement.”
Nico officially takes over Monday, February 3.
* Photo courtesy of KERA