Board of Directors
President & CEO of WCTE-TV
Director since 2014. With more than 30 years of experience in production, educational outreach and management at public television station WCTE, Becky Magura brings to any project a level of commitment necessary for success. She resides in Cookeville, TN and serves on numerous regional & national boards. She recently 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 a second WCTE satellite studio. She also recently served as the Past Chair of the National Educational Telecommunications Association’s (NETA) Executive Board and is currently serving on the Association of Public Television Stations Board of Trustees.
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. CRANK: Darkness on the Edge of Town, is distributed for national broadcast through American Public Television and is the recipient of 10 national awards, including a regional Emmy. Jarrell’s work, Tuba U: Brasso Profundo, received WCTE’s first PBS primetime feed and two other documentaries by Jarrell are in line for national distribution.
Magura also serves as station liaison for Jack Stoddart’s independently produced series, Jammin at Hippie Jack’s, now in the eighth season and airing nationally through NETA, as well as Todd Jarrell and Todd Mayo’s Emmy award winning series, Bluegrass Underground, an HD music series currently in its fourth season in distribution through PBS.
She is Vice Chair of the Interconnection Committee and serves on the PBS Station Services, Interconnection and Diversity Advisory committees.