OSWEGO -- NPR affiliate WRVO has a new Director of News and Public Affairs. The station says Catherine J. Loper has been appointed to the post, which had been vacant since Dave Bullard exited the station last fall. Loper brings 20 years of broadcast journalism experience to the table.
According to a press release from WRVO, Loper most recently ran the Washington, D.C. bureau of the Fox News Channel. She has also worked for the Canadian Television Network, Associated Press TelevisioN Network (APTN), and ABC NewsOne.
Here's the full press release from WRVO:
Catherine J. Loper appointed Director of News and Public Affairs
WRVO Public Media has appointed Catherine J. Loper Director of News and Public Affairs. The appointment follows a 20-year career as broadcast reporter, senior producer, newsroom manager, and, most recently, Director of News for the Washington Bureau of the Fox News Channel. From 2007 to 2010 she was Director of White House Coverage for the network. She has held similar positions at Canadian Television Network, ABC NewsOne and APTN.
"Catherine's outstanding accomplishments as a journalist and newsroom manager make her the perfect choice to lead WRVO's regional news and public affairs coverage," said WRVO General Manager Michael S. Ameigh. "We are thrilled to have her aboard."
In her new position Catherine will serve as the senior reporter and producer of WRVO's regional and public affairs coverage and will host WRVO's award-winning Community Forum series.
Loper has a M.A. in Public Affairs Reporting from University of Illinois at Springfield and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and History from University of Southern California. She will join WRVO in early April.
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