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| Fawn Ring joins Northern California Public Broadcasting as new Executive Director of Television Content for KQED, KTEH, and KCAH
San Francisco, CA --- Northern California Public Broadcasting (NCPB) announces the appointment of Fawn Ring as the new executive director of television content. Reporting to Michael Isip, vice president of television content and Education Network, Ring will directly manage production staff, oversee local productions and content, as well as develop and manage specific local and national projects in collaboration with all related divisions.
"We are delighted to have Fawn Ring's leadership in our television content division, with her expertise in the new media landscape and in developing strategic and creative alliances," says Linda O'Bryon, chief content officer for NCPB. "Fawn will bring her unique qualifications to our entire organization, forming stronger relationships with other public television stations, production companies, as well as community, cultural, and education institutions."
KQED Public Television recently achieved a landmark goal: 10% of its television broadcast schedule is produced by the station. With the completion of the Local Strip (five weekly, local series produced in HD and airing at 7:30pm Monday - Friday), KQED's television content has never been so robust and diverse. Ring will be charged with managing these productions, as well as exploring new opportunities for future programs.
Ring brings to NCPB a wealth of diverse experience as an executive producer, producer, writer and host/correspondent for public television on local, national and international projects since 1980. Coming from WTTW in Chicago, the 3rd largest television market, she served thirteen years as executive producer of arts and entertainment, where she launched the popular arts series Artbeat Chicago. Ring was a key leader in the transition of the longstanding, highly-rated local series Chicago Tonight from a half-hour to a one-hour nightly program, where she also served as arts correspondent.
Prior to Ring's work at WTTW, she worked as a producer and host for arts and public affairs specials and series at WGBY in Massachusetts, and at WRVO Public Radio in New York.
Ring's production credits include "Mozart by the Masters" with Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Victor Borge, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; five programs for Great Performances including "Solti's Beethoven" and "Antony and Cleopatra;" and executive produced Sneak Previews, the original consumer's guide to the movies, hosted by Michael Medved and Jeffrey Lyons.
Among her many awards are eleven Chicago/Midwest Emmys, a Boston/New England Emmy, two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for Artbeat Chicago and Beauty Rises, an Iris Award for Record Row, and a National Emmy Award finalist for Sacred Treasures. Love in Four Acts was screened at the International Public Television Festival (INPUT).
Ring has a master's degree from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism and a BA from State University of New York, Oswego.
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Yoon Lee, Director, Media Relations
Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc. (NCPB) (www.ncpb.com) is the most-watched public television and most-listened-to public radio broadcaster in the country. NCPB owns and operates public television stations KQED 9 (San Francisco), KTEH 54 (San Jose), and KCAH 25 (Watsonville/Monterey); public radio stations KQED 88.5FM (San Francisco) and KQEI 89.3FM (Sacramento); KQED's Education Network (EdNet); and the Interactive platforms KQED.org and KTEH.org. Audiences and users can also access NCPB content through: digital television channels KQED HD, KQED Encore, KQED World, KQED Life, KQED Kids, and KQED PBS Kids Sprout; and stream or download available content on www.kqed.org.