Kevin E. Martin
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin E. Martin joined KQED in 2014 as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to KQED, Martin spent seven years as the Vice President of Station Grants and Television Station Initiatives at Corporation for Public Broadcasting, (CPB). At CPB, Martin was charged with overseeing the management of $280 million in "formula" grants to public television and radio stations — more than 70 percent of the Corporation's total federal appropriation — and was responsible for several other competitive grant programs for public television stations.
Martin began his career in 1990 at the Independent Television Service (ITVS), as their first Director of Finance and Administration, establishing the infrastructure and core business systems for the then-new public media entity. After five years with ITVS, Martin moved on to work as Senior Vice President and CFO of Twin Cities Public Television (KTCA), where he was instrumental in developing their first for-profit subsidiary. In 1998 Martin joined North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA), serving as Executive Vice President and COO, and Interim President and CEO, leading the effort to turn around KERA's financial performance after five consecutive years of deficits.
Martin has served on numerous boards of directors, including the International Public Television's (INPUT), the Development Exchange Inc. (DEI), and the Public Broadcasting Management Association (PBMA). He served on the ITVS Board of Directors from 1999 to 2004, serving as chairman in 2002, 2003, and 2004.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Women's History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the richness and diversity of the greater San Francisco Bay Area by commemorating Women's History Month. In March, KQED Public TV 9 and Public Radio 88.5 FM schedule a special lineup of programs focused on themes and issues related to women.
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.