Board of Directors
President & CEO of WCTE-TV
With 35 years of experience in production, educational outreach and management at public television station WCTE, Becky Magura brings to any project a level of commitment and strategic direction necessary for success. She resides in Cookeville, TN and serves on numerous regional & national boards. She received the Cumberland Business Journal’s Ovation Award for Community Service.
She holds BS and MA degrees in Education from Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, with an emphasis in Communications. She has years of experience in television production as an on-air host, producer, and videographer. In 2006, Magura became WCTE’s fourth General Manager and has led the station team through the digital transition in transmission and production, as well as securing WCTE’s downtown studio and offices. She also recently served as the Past Chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) Executive Board and is currently serving on the America’s Public Television Stations Board of Trustees and the Cookeville/Putnam County Chamber of Commerce Board.
Magura believes strongly in supporting independent producers and collaborative station productions such as Live Green Tennessee. She served as the station liaison for Todd Jarrell’s documentary, CRANK: Darkness on the Edge of Town, which was funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting through the Independent Television Service (ITVS) LiNCS grant. Magura also serves as station liaison for presenting Bluegrass Underground an Emmy award winning music series on PBS and a Todd Squared Production. Additionally, Magura serves as station liaison for Jack Stoddart’s independently produced series, Jammin’ at Hippie Jacks, which airs nationally through NETA.
Ms. Magura is Chair of the PBS Interconnection Committee and serves on the PBS Station Services Committee, Strategic Planning Advisory Group, and Working Group on Unserved Areas.