Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell elected to serve on national educational television board

Arizona PBS General Manager Adrienne Fairwell has been elected to serve on the board of the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA). An opportunity for Arizona PBS to be more involved in national discussions around issues facing public media and its future, Fairwell will serve a two-year term, beginning July 1, 2022.

“I’m honored to have been elected to serve as a member of the NETA Board of Directors,” Fairwell said. “I look forward to bringing my perspective to the table as public media leaders from across the country assemble for important discussions about our collective future and opportunities for growth.”

Established in 1997, NETA is one of the nation’s leading public media service organizations. Focusing specifically on the education mission of public media, NETA aims to strengthen and amplify that mission. The organization is governed by a board of directors composed of general managers or designees from member licensees and elected representatives from NETA Peer Learning Communities (PLC), and one elected representative from the affiliate members.

Fairwell took the helm at Arizona PBS in April 2021 following a three-year stint at South Carolina ETV, where she served as assistant general manager and vice president of Marketing, Communications and Development. During her first year at Arizona PBS, Fairwell led the completion and release of a new strategic plan for the organization and ramped up local production efforts.

For more on NETA, visit netaonline.org, and for more on Arizona PBS, visit azpbs.org.

About Arizona PBS
Arizona PBS is one of the nation’s leading public media organizations, with four broadcast channels and a growing array of digital platforms. A trusted community resource for 60 years, Arizona PBS fosters lifelong learning through quality programming, in-depth news coverage and critical educational outreach services. It is one of the country’s largest public television stations, reaching 80 percent of Arizona homes and 1.9 million households each week. Arizona PBS has been part of ASU since the station launched in 1961. Learn more at https://azpbs.org.

About NETA
The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) is a professional association that serves public television licenses and educational entities in all 50 states, the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Since 1967, our reason for existing has been to connect public television people and ideas, by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation. NETA is one of the nation’s leading service organizations strengthening and amplifying public media’s education mission. We are a 501(c)(3) membership organization providing leadership, support, and services to individual public media licenses, their affinity groups, and the public media system as a whole. Learn more at www.netaonline.org.

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