A new president has been named for the ETV public broadcasting network.
Linda O’Bryon was selected by the ETV Commission on Wednesday. O’Bryon is the former chief of content officer at KQED/Northern California Public Broadcasting in San Francisco, the South Carolina network announced in a press release Thursday.
During her tenure, the public broadcasting network launched the radio series “California Money” and “The Do List.” AT KQED, O’Bryon oversaw a team of television and radio producers and other personnel at three television stations and two radio stations.
Recently O’Bryon managed initiatives on broadcast and the Web for the 2008 elections and current issues such as the mortgage crisis, immigration and climate change. She also is a founding executive editor of PBS’ “Nightly Business Report,” which debuted in 1979.
She received an Emmy in 2009 for lifetime achievement in business and financial reporting. In June, O’Bryon also was named one of the most influential women in the Bay Area by San Francisco Business Times.
O’Bryon was born and raised in Washington, D.C. She and her husband, Mike, have one daughter, Jennifer, who got her master’s degree from the College of Charleston.