Media industry veteran Herb Scannell, who once led Nickelodeon and BBC Worldwide North America, will serve as Southern California Public Radio's new president and CEO beginning late February.
The nonprofit's board of directors voted Wednesday afternoon for Scannell to succeed Bill Davis, who helmed SCPR for 18 years.
Scannell takes over a nonprofit newsroom with an annual budget of nearly $33 million and about 155 employees. KPCC reaches nearly one million listeners a month and the organization has expanded in the digital news space with last year's acquisition of the LAist news site.
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Herb Scannell, newly named president and CEO of Southern California Public Radio