In Restructuring Move, PBS Hires KQED Exec

PBS has hired the chief content officer at San Francisco public broadcaster KQED to fill a newly created position at the network. “[John] Boland, who starts in September, will oversee television programming, new media, education and promotion. As part of a restructuring, PBS will close its small Los Angeles office… Boland’s appointment is one of the first strategic moves by Paula A. Kerger, who took over as PBS’s president and chief executive officer in March.”