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Catherine J. Loper appointed Director of News and Public Affairs

WRVO Public Media has appointed Catherine J. Loper Director of News and Public Affairs. The appointment follows a 20-year career as broadcast reporter, senior producer, newsroom manager, and, most recently, Director of News for the Washington Bureau of the Fox News Channel. From 2007 to 2010 she was Director of White House Coverage for the network. She has held similar positions at Canadian Television Network, ABC NewsOne and APTN.

"Catherine's outstanding accomplishments as a journalist and newsroom manager make her the perfect choice to lead WRVO's regional news and public affairs coverage," said WRVO General Manger Michael S. Ameigh. "We are thrilled to have her aboard."

In her new position Catherine will serve as the senior reporter and producer of WRVO's regional and public affairs coverage and will host WRVO's award-winning Community Forum series.

Loper had a M.A. in Public Affairs Reporting from University of Illinois at Springfield and a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism and History from University of Southern California. She will join WRVO in early April.

About WRVO Public Media:

WRVO Public Media is a non-profit public radio service licensed to SUNY and based at the State University of New York College at Oswego. Its multi-station network serves more than 15 counties of central and northern New York from transmitters in Clayton, Oswego, Syracuse, Utica, and Watertown. Low-power translators serve Geneva, Hamilton, Norwich, and North Watertown. In addition to regional news and public affairs, WRVO programming features news and analysis from NPR, American Public Media (APM), Public Radio International (PRI), BBC, Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), Deutsche Welle, and other networks. In 2011 the New York State Associated Press awarded WRVO its highest honor, the Steve Flanders Award, for earning the most first-place news awards in competition with radio stations throughout New York State. WRVO is consistently recognized for outstanding news coverage by the Associated Press and the Syracuse Press Club.

For more information, call (315) 312-3690 or visit WRVO.org.