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About WMHT

WMHT Public Media, located in New York State's Capital Region, serving Eastern New York and Western New England, is the only locally owned, nonprofit, multichannel public communications organization that reaches beyond the traditional broadcasting model to act as a leader by convening arts, culture, learning and civic interests. WMHT focuses on Community, Culture and Connections by providing entertainment, enrichment and engagement through television, radio, digital media, and educational services.


Services include WMHT-DT (17.1), CreateTV (17.2), WORLD (17.3), WMHT PBS Kids (17.4), Classical WMHT-FM 89.1 & 88.7 (classical public radio); and WEXT Radio 97.7/106.1(AAA public radio). WMHT also operates RISE, a radio reading service for the blind and print disabled.


WMHT uses media to enrich our communities with programs and services that advance education, culture and civic engagement, empower individuals, celebrate our diversity, and reveal what we have in common.


WMHT envisions a community confident in its identity, its potential fully realized, inspired and connected through trusted public media.

Values and Goals

Community | We place the community at the center of our work.

Integrity | We honor the trust placed in us by doing our work with honesty and transparency.

Excellence | We believe that the importance of our services demands that they be carried out with excellence.

Innovation | We embrace the new solutions that will be needed to serve our evolving communities.

Respect | We express an authentic regard for the intelligence and diverse viewpoints of our audiences and our community.

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Executive Leadership

Robert Altman
President and CEO

Allison Valiquette
Director, Digital Content

George Hauenstein
Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Keith Martin
Director of Technology

Julie Raskin
Vice President, Finance and Accounting

Will Pedigo
Vice President, Chief Content and Engagement Officer

Chris Wienk
Vice President, Radio

Board of Trustees

John Kolb

Chair, Albany, NY

Kathy Jimino

Vice Chair, West Sand Lake, NY

Harry Rutledge

Treasurer, Albany, NY

Susan Novotny

Secretary, Albany, NY

Robert Altman

Ex Officio, Kinderhook, NY

Mona Golub

Schenectady, NY

Lee McElroy Jr.

Troy, NY

William Picotte

Albany, NY

Maggie Vinciguerra

Latham, NY

Susan Kress

Saratoga Springs, NY

Steady Moono

Schenectady, NY

Joseph Richardson

Slingerlands, NY

Karen Carpenter Palumbo

Albany, NY

Annmarie Lanesey

Troy, NY

Karen Opalka

Albany, NY

Estela Rivero

Loudonville, NY

Gloria DeSole

Albany, NY

Doris Malesardi

Menands, NY

Mary-Ellen Pichè

Albany, NY

Viki Sand

Valatie, NY

Community Advisory Board

Allen Kovler

Ellen Sinopoli

James Jamieson

Jordana Dym

Kyle Belokopitsky, Esq.

Obaroene Otitigbe

Stacey Bridge

Willie, Dean, Jr.

Annie Brody

Darian Henry

Esther Budnick

Jennifer Boyer

Kaciem Swain

Laurel Logan-King

Rick D'Errico

Susan Kambrich

Brian Trautman

Denise DiNoto

Hilary Reilly

Jeremy Clowe

Kate Smith

Michael Eck

Shameka Andrews

Tara Burnham

Carolyn McLaughlin

Dr. DeShawn N. McGarrity

Jamel Mosely

Joe Dragone

Kathryn Salensky

Miriam Trementozzi

Sohaib Chekima

Tom Witz