Finn will replace Adkins as exec director of West Virginia pubcasting

By Andrew Lapin

The State Educational Broadcasting Authority of West Virginia voted Jan. 10 to hire Scott Finn as the new executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, the Associated Press reports.

Finn previously served as a reporter and the news director of the network, but left in 2009 to become news director at WUSF in Tampa, Fla. He will replace Dennis Adkins, who is retiring on Feb. 1 and had been fighting the board for months over financial concerns. In August 2012, Adkins had proposed around $200,000 in funding cuts to the network in the wake of a looming 7.5-percent cut in state funding. In response, the board went behind closed doors to discuss a “personnel issue.”

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