WTCI's president and CEO will now also serve as the new chairman of the Tennessee Public Television Council.
Paul Grove, a 28-year broadcasting veteran, will preside over a board of directors comprised of council members from stations in Knoxville, Sneedville, Cookeville, Lexington, Jackson, Memphis and Nashville to ensure that all orders and resolutions are carried into effect.
Grove has led Chattanooga's PBS station, WTCI–TV, for six years, spearheading capital improvements and digital advances to bring quality programs and services to the area. He was previously the vice president of national programming and production for WEDU/PBS in Tampa, Fla., and spent a decade working in commercial television before joining public television.
A graduate of the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and English film theory, Grove has won multiple awards during his years in television, including Emmy Awards, as well as awards from The Associated Press, the Society of Professional Journalism and more.
“I look forward to working with the stations and their leaders to further the objectives of public television,” Grove said. “Together, we can support Tennessee families and educators by providing the strategies, tools and professional development resources needed to fully utilize digital learning.”
Updated @ 11:36 a.m. on 08/09/12 to correct a typographical error.