President of Pittsburgh’s WQED Set to Retire Next Year

By Andrew Gauthier 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

George Miles, WQED Multimedia president and chief executive officer, announced at the company’s annual board meeting last night that he plans to retire next year.

Mr. Miles, who joined WQED as its CEO in 1994 at a time when the public broadcaster was coming off a period of debt and financial turmoil, will step down at the end of the 2009-10 fiscal year next September.

Deborah Acklin was promoted from WQED’s general manager to the new position of chief operating officer last night and is in line to succeed Mr. Miles, pending board approval.

Mr. Miles’ contract runs through 2011, but he said the timing was right for him to step down More…