Second member resigns from Vermont PTV board

By Dru Sefton

A second member of the Vermont Public Television board has resigned. VPT remains under investigation by the CPB Inspector General’s office after an anonymous complaint that the board broke CPB’s open-meetings rules.

The board accepted Jim Wyant’s resignation after a Jan. 8 meeting. Wyant continues as chair of the Montreal-based Public Television Association of Quebec, a Canadian nonprofit that supports VPT.

Wyant told local NBC affiliate WPTZ that he is “deeply troubled” by the reasons for the CPB inquiry but noted that those issues “relate solely to the activities of some members of the board and not to those of the management and staff of the organization.”

VPT spokesperson Elizabeth Metraux told Current that director Scott Milne also resigned following that meeting, but she declined to say whether either resignation stemmed from the IG’s investigation.

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