Lisa Shumate, an Emmy Award-winning veteran, was recently named Executive Director and General Manager of Houston Public Media after an extensive seach. She is the first executive in the new organization, coming from Houston CBS affiliate KHOU, where she was director of programming and marketing. She also worked for 11 years at Houston ABC affiliate KTRK-TV, rising from anchor, host and producer to director of marketing and special projects.
Houston Public Media has an annual budget of $25 million, 165 employees and 65,000 individual member contributors. It is a combination that oversees KUHF and KUHA radio as well as KUHT-TV.