Local television station KMVT will soon bid farewell to Executive Director Brian Szabo.
Szabo, who has worked for KMVT Community Television for the past six years, recently informed the station's board of directors of his intent to retire at the end of June.
While helming the local station, Szabo launched KMVT Productions, an award-winning professional video production unit. He also oversaw the creation of the KMVT Youth Video Camps for middle-schoolers and pushed the station into the digital age -- founding the KMVT YouTube channel and beginning the tradition of posting local high school sports games, in full, on the station's website.
Before coming to KMVT, Szabo worked in executive management for 25 years at private and public companies, including Silicon Valley technology firms and motion picture companies in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
"It is with a tinge of sadness that I say farewell," Szabo said in a press release. "I've enjoyed every aspect of my work at KMVT -- but none more than the privilege of working with our dedicated Board, talented staff, enthusiastic access users and volunteers, and our supportive government and community members. I'm excited to enter a new chapter in my life -- and confident of KMVT's potential for continuing its tradition of excellence."
KMVT will begin the executive recruiting process as soon as possible. Szabo has said he will stay on after his June 30 retirement target if the board needs more time to find a replacement.