DENVER, Nov. 23 – Colorado Public Radio announced today the hiring of public radio veteran Gillian Coldsnow as the program director for CPR News. Coldsnow comes to CPR with over 25 years of experience in a wide range of public radio positions. She will start Jan. 16, 2021.
“I am tremendously excited for Gillian to join CPR News,” said Sean Nethery, CPR’s senior vice president of content and planning. “We are lucky to have found someone with experience as a host, producer, trainer, reporter, editor, fundraiser, programmer and manager. Her experience, sensibility and commitment to excellence in public radio will be instrumental in making CPR News an even more important service — both for the existing audience and for new listeners.”
Coldsnow comes to CPR from a 27-year stint at Northwest Public Broadcasting in Pullman, Washington, where she most recently served as the program director since 2014. Prior to NWPB, she worked for MediaCorp (formerly Singapore Broadcasting Corporation) as a host of live classical, jazz, popular and world music programs and a children’s television series.
“I am deeply honored to join CPR, where every person is dedicated to the spirit of public radio,” said Coldsnow. “CPR’s national standing among our public radio peers is impressive and one I will embrace and continue to build. I look forward to advancing CPR’s commitment to providing a trusted service that brings Coloradans together while celebrating our diversity with respect, joy and understanding.”
At CPR News, Coldsnow will be focused on bringing a younger and more diverse audience to CPR News, scheduling the ideal mix of national programs, working closely with the CPR News team for the best integration of Colorado content, coaching hosts and reporters, and leading the development of special content.
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