Penn State Public Broadcasting General Manager Resigns

Ted Krichels, associate vice president for public media and general manager of WPSU, has announced he will resign from Penn State effective Feb. 28.

Krichels plans to focus on consulting opportunities and independent projects within the public media industry. 

“It has been inspiring to work with such a uniquely talented staff at WPSU,” Krichels said.  “I am extremely proud of our accomplishments. Our success is also a tribute to the many brilliant faculty members, whose research and knowledge has often been the foundation of WPSU’s best work.”

Krichels was hired by Penn State in 1999. Before joining the University, he served as president and general manager of KBDI-TV in Denver, Colo. He has more than 30 years of experience in the public broadcasting industry.

Krichels has served as a chair for public broadcasting’s University Licensee Association, the Affinity Group Coalition and the Editorial Integrity for Public Media Project.

An interim director will provide leadership until a national search is conducted for Krichels’ successor.

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