New director for KMVTShelley Wolfe will take over as the new executive director of KMVT Channel 15, the board of directors announced on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Wolfe replaces Brian Szabo, who announced in May his plans to retire after six years at the helm of the non-profit community access television station.
"(Wolfe's) deep and broad experience at both community access stations and in business development is the ideal match for leading KMVT through its exciting next phase as the community media center for Silicon Valley," said Alicia Crank, head of the board's search committee, in a statement.
Wolfe has seven years' experience as executive director at community access TV stations, including Pacifica Community Television. Most recently, she headed up Fitchburg Access Television in Massachusetts. Wolfe also has held positions in business and sales management at various record and music companies, and founded a successful event management company.
"I look forward to educating local businesses and non-profit organizations on how public access can benefit their organizations through the power of media," said Wolfe in a press release. "On the creative side — in addition to providing innovative staff-produced and community access programming and training — we're continuing as one of the lead production houses of educational, documentary, and promotional videos for non-profits in the Bay Area."
KMVT provides local television, government access, and Internet programming for over 100,000 residents of Mountain View, Cupertino and Los Altos.