Wilson Elected CPB Chairman

Dean of USC comm. school is longest-serving board member

The Corporation For Public Broadcasting elected a new chair Wednesday (Sept. 16), Dr. Ernie Wilson, dean of the Annenberg School of Communications at USC. He is the
first African American to hold that post, according to CPB.

He succeeds Chris Boskin, who remains a member of the board. Wilson is the longest-serving CPB board member, having been appointed in September 2000 by President Bill Clinton.

Board member Beth Courtney continues as vice chair.

CPB is the private, nonprofit created by the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 to oversee the government's funding of noncommercial radio and TV.


Q&A With CPB’s Ernest Wilson III

The newly elected chairman of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting talks with B&C’s John Eggerton about transforming noncommercial broadcasting into multiplatform, locally-focused public-service media.