The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network is pleased to announce the hire of Dean Miller as Senior Vice President of Content. Miller brings more than 30 years of experience as a journalist, teacher and non-profit director dedicated to building informed and engaged communities. In his new role Miller will lead CPBN’s content team, which serves Connecticut’s news and information needs on WNPR, CPTV (Connecticut Public Television which includes CPTV4U, CPTV Kids and CPTV Sports,) and through the organization’s live events.
Prior to joining CPBN, Miller was director of the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University’s School of Journalism. During his tenure, the course spread to 65 university and community college campuses across the United States, plus public school systems in more than 30 states. Before that, Miller was an editor and reporter in the northern Rockies for 25 years. Selected for a Harvard Nieman Fellowship in 2007, Miller studied documentary film-making, management and comparative religion.
“I’m honored to join The Connecticut Public Broadcasting team, with its reputation for excellence and integrity in service to the public interest,” Miller said. “The leadership team has undertaken a bold project: to re-think and re-make public media. The content team has much to teach me about their crafts and deep understanding of Connecticut. I look forward to learning from them and learning from CPBN’s audience and partners.”
The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network is home to CPTV, WNPR and the Learning Lab. CPTV is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including original documentaries, public affairs and educational programming. WNPR is an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. The Learning Lab serves high school seniors through a partnership with Hartford Public Schools and the Journalism and Media Academy Magnet School. It is also home to the Institute for Advanced Media, a program that provides the men and women of our armed forces and adult learners an opportunity to learn skills necessary for the 21st century digital media workplace.
“We are thrilled to have Dean join the senior team, and look forward to the significant leadership he will bring to our organization,” Dean Orton, CPBN’s Chief Operating Officer, said. Earlier this year, CPBN engaged Stanton Chase to lead the national search for this role that culminated with the selection of Miller as the organization’s first Senior Vice President of Content.
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