Board of Directors
President & CEO of KCPT
Director since 2015. President and CEO of KCPT, Kansas City. Kliff Kuehl graduated with honors from the University of Texas. He worked as a film and video producer in his first career. Highlights include working with Lyle Lovett and directing and producing an independent film starring Academy Award-nominee John Hawkes.
Mr. Kuehl then worked as a production supervisor and operations manager before becoming President and CEO of KWBU-TV and KWBU-FM, the public broadcasting stations for central Texas. At KWBU, Mr. Kuehl helped with several initiatives including Inside Baylor Sports and the national production Christmas at Baylor, and helped start KWBU-FM, public radio for central Texas.
From December 2004 through March 2009, Mr. Kuehl served as the President and CEO of KNPB-TV, public television for northern Nevada. In that time, he helped the KNPB team wrap up a $6.25 million capital campaign, assisted in tripling the number of major donors, and secured a $1 million in-kind donation that added 6,500 square feet to the station’s Northern Nevada offices.
Mr. Kuehl joined KCPT in April 2009. During his tenure, KCPT has built a strong digital and social media team and added one of the first VP’s for Digital & Social Media. Also, he helped to secure a $3 million donation that created the news start up, The Hale Center for Journalism, and helped to acquire The Bridge AAA radio station.
Mr. Kuehl stays engaged on the national level with his work on the PBS Investors Network and with other AAA stations on the VuHaus project. In addition, he serves on the PMBA, APTS and Greater Public boards, and he has presented on panels at PBS and NETA meetings, as well as at SXSW Interactive. He serves on the PBS Station Services and National Policy Advisory committees and the Strategic Planning Advisory Group.