Idaho Public TV's long-time general manager to retire
The State Board of Education Wednesday announced the retirement of Idaho Public Television General Manager Peter Morrill.
Morrill began his service to IdahoPTV in 1979 as a director/videographer. He went on to serve as a producer/director and executive producer before being named General Manager in 1996.
“Peter has been an exceptional leader, and our state has been truly fortunate to have a person of his caliber at the helm of Idaho Public Television,” said Don Soltman, Acting President of the State Board of Education. “Under Peter’s direction, IdahoPTV has garnered national acclaim for excellence in providing programming that informs, educates and inspires.”
The Board will commence a search for a replacement and hopes to name a new general manager by the end of the summer. Mr. Morrill will continue to serve while the search is conducted and through a transition once his successor is selected.
Soltman added, “The Board greatly appreciates Peter’s willingness to assist in a search for a new general manager. He and the Board are committed to finding another outstanding leader who will continue IdahoPTV’s dedication to excellence in public broadcasting.”
According to Morrill’s biography on the Idaho PTV website, Morrill “ … has overseen IdahoPTV's planning, fundraising and implementation of the statewide network's $24 million conversion to digital television. Despite having one of the smallest budgets for a statewide network, under his leadership the station has had a robust local production effort that has received more than 53 national and local awards of excellence this past year, including one regional Emmy award and an Edward R. Murrow Award (one of only two local PBS stations to be honored regionally in 2013.)
(photo: courtesy facebook.com/peter.morrill)