Board of Directors

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Linda O’Bryon

President & CEO of South Carolina ETV

Director since 2012. As President and CEO of South Carolina ETV, Linda O’Bryon oversees a statewide network of 11 TV transmitters, eight radio transmitters, and an education service reaching schools throughout the state.  With a staff of 130, SCETV has studios and production facilities in Columbia and several regions around South Carolina.  O’Bryon joined SCETV in 2010, and in that time the network has opened a new state-of-the art radio production facility, a television newsfeed studio and has launched two new national music series for NPR -- Song Travels with Michael Feinstein and Piano Jazz:  Rising Stars.  

O’Bryon is founding executive editor of Nightly Business Report, which has been a mainstay on national public television for more than 30 years.  O’Bryon spearheaded the creation of NBR while serving as the news director for WPBT.  As General Manager of NBR Enterprises in Miami, she orchestrated international co-production partnerships, managed editorial and business operations and developed digital and educational initiatives associated with the series.

Before joining SCETV, O’Bryon was Chief Content Officer for Northern California Public Broadcasting/KQED, where she oversaw Radio, TV, Interactive, Education Network, Technology and Engineering.

In 2009, O'Bryon received a national Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award in Business and Financial Reporting from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.  She has received the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers and was named as one of the most influential women in the Bay Area by SF Business Times.  She was a member of the Board of Trustees for American Public Television for five years.  Currently she serves on the Board of the Central Carolina Community Foundation and is active in community literacy projects in South Carolina.  Born and raised in Washington, D.C., O'Bryon graduated cum laude from the University of Miami with a major in communications and a minor in economics.  Ms. O’Bryon is Vice Chair of the PBS Station Services Committee and Chair of the Working Group on unserved Areas.  She also serves on the PBS Executive and Finance committees and the Investment Subcommittee.