KQED announced Wednesday that President and CEO John Boland will retire in September 2019.
The KQED Board of Directors has selected Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Michael Isip to succeed Boland and has appointed him to the position of president elect.
Boland has held the position of president and CEO since March 2010. Prior to his tenure as KQED president, Boland served for four years as the first chief content officer of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Previously he served in several executive positions at KQED for more than a decade.
Boland began his career as a daily newspaper reporter and has worked as a newspaper and magazine editor and publisher.
Isip will serve as president elect and chief operating officer until he takes over for Boland next year. Isip was selected following a national search with the help of an executive recruiting firm.
Isip joined KQED in June 2001 as executive producer in TV productions and was promoted to a number of senior-level titles before being named senior vice president and chief content officer in 2014 and then executive vice president and chief operating officer in 2017.
Overall, Isip has more than 20 years of media experience, with a decade in senior management. Prior to coming to KQED, Isip led local production as an executive producer at KVIE Public Television in Sacramento. He started his career at WLS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Chicago.
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