Ernesto Aguilar

Director of Radio Programming

Born in East Houston, Ernesto Aguilar’s life was transformed by public media. His career has traversed daily newspapers and alternative weeklies to public radio news and program director roles. He joins KQED after serving as Executive Director of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, where he served stations nationwide for five years. A Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education Fellow (Advanced Leadership) and Sulzberger Executive Leadership Fellow, Aguilar has a B.A. in journalism, with minors in sociology and Women’s Studies from the University of Houston.