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Outgoing CEO Robin Turnau Reflects On 29 Years At VPR

VPR President & CEO Robin Turnau.
Daria Bishop
VPR President & CEO Robin Turnau.

Robin Turnau, who has served as president and CEO of Vermont Public Radio since 2009, is stepping down from her position on May 4th. She first started working at the station in 1989 as a membership and volunteer coordinator.

Succeeding Turnau as CEO and president is Scott Finn, formerly of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Before her departure, Turnau spoke to Vermont Edition about her time at VPR and where she thinks that the station is headed.


In regards to the changing landscape of public radio and media organizations, Turnau says the changes during her tenure at VPR have been considerable.

"Not so long ago, we thought of ourselves as Vermont Public Radio and now it's really that we're a media organization ... We're now doing so much more online—digitally and with podcasts—so it's not just the radio anymore ... We've been trying to pay very close attention to make sure that as media changes nationally and locally, VPR is there to fill the void." — Robin Turnau on Vermont Edition

Broadcast live on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

A graduate of NYU with a Master's Degree in journalism, Mitch has more than 20 years experience in radio news. He got his start as news director at NYU's college station, and moved on to a news director (and part-time DJ position) for commercial radio station WMVY on Martha's Vineyard. But public radio was where Mitch wanted to be and he eventually moved on to Boston where he worked for six years in a number of different capacities at member station a Senior Producer, Editor, and fill-in co-host of the nationally distributed Here and Now. Mitch has been a guest host of the national NPR sports program "Only A Game". He's also worked as an editor and producer for international news coverage with Monitor Radio in Boston.
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