(Thursday, September 30, 2021 TROY, NY) WMHT Public Media (PBS-Public Broadcasting Service) announces new Vice President, Chief Content and Engagement Officer, Will Pedigo, who starts at WMHT’s Rensselaer Tech Park site full-time on October 1, 2021.
Pedigo began his public media career as an intern at Nashville Public Television (NPT). Over 18 years, he worked up the ranks from production assistant to editor, producer and finally executive producer for NPT.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Pedigo has earned 12 Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards and with NPT, received the inaugural 2019 Excellence in Content Award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association.
“I am thrilled to join the talented team of professionals at WMHT and look forward to building connections with my new public media home,” said Pedigo, who has been working part-time at WMHT since September 1 as he makes the 1,000-mile move from Nashville to the Hudson Valley. “I consider myself a committed public media professional, dedicated to a life of service through storytelling and creating content in the public interest. I am excited to continue that mission serving New York's Capital Region and beyond.”
“Will is the perfect addition to our team,” says Robert Altman, WMHT President and CEO. “Will brings a deep background in community engagement and extensive experience in production and filmmaking as WMHT continues to tell the myriad of stories in our region. His leadership will be instrumental as we move forward with new content on-air and online.”
In his new role at WMHT, Pedigo will be providing vision and management of multiplatform content and community engagement.