We have a lot of talented people who work for WNED and a healthy handful of those people have previously worked for NPR and PBS member stations; one person has even worked for PBS headquarters in Arlington, Va. How cool is that?! For this week’s Factoid Friday, I’ve compiled a list of those people we’ve been lucky enough to steal away from other member stations.
Sylvia Bennett, senior vice president of development and corporate communications – worked for KQED in San Francisco, Calif. as director of the membership department and WETA in Washington, D.C. as executive director of individual giving and development and senior producer. Sylvia also worked at PBS in Arlington, Va., as senior director of fundraising programming.
Sharon Congelli, director of human resources – worked for WCFE in Plattsburgh, N.Y. She started as the executive assistant to the president and ended as executive assistant to the president and human resources coordinator. She also currently works as the director of human resources for WXXI in Rochester, N.Y.
Gabe DiMaio, Classical 94.5/WNED program director – worked for WBFO in Buffalo, N.Y. Gabe began as a graduate assistant and moved to fulltime reporter/producer, local host of “All Things Considered” and assistant program director.
Peter Hall, Classical 94.5/WNED program host – worked for WBFO as a volunteer board operator and host. He also hosted a Sunday night classical music request program called “Listener’s Choice” and produced/hosted a program of piano music called “From Rags to Rondos.”
Misty Harris, online & programming associate – worked for WFUV in New York City as a traffic and continuity director and pledge event producer. Misty also worked for WBFO’s membership, community relations and underwriting departments. She worked as traffic director, served as stage producer for “Meet the Author” and as a pledge event producer.
Andrew Polino, membership associate – interned for WBFO’s membership department and newsroom.
Dave Rotterman, vice president of television production – worked for WSWP-TV in Beckley, W. Va., starting as a production assistant and moving up to videographer/director. Dave also worked for KYNE-TV in Omaha, Neb., starting as a producer/director and moving up to senior producer.