BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
Monday, December 5, 2022
That the Board of Directors
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Expresses its Heartfelt Congratulations to
President and CEO, WGBH Educational Foundation, 2007-present
Chief Operating Office and General Manager, WGBH Educational Foundation, 1998-2007
Vice President, Marketing and Development, KQED, 1988-1992
The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting recognizes the contributions to public media of Mr. Jon Abbott.
GBH has been a leading light in public media since the 1950s, and even in the storied history of the station, Jon Abbott stands out as a transformational leader.
Through Jon’s vision and leadership, GBH transformed from a broadcast operation to a multimedia, multiplatform digital content creator, developing WORLD CHANNEL and CREATE multicast platforms, helping to launch PBS LearningMedia, and expanding the reach of high-quality programming such as FRONTLINE and NOVA across the digital realm. His passion for the mission of public media to serve all people and for educational content and services has made GBH a vital resource for the entire public media system. Along the way, Jon has mentored countless young public media professionals, helping to strengthen the future of public media. Public media is immeasurably better for his service.
We mark the end of his distinguished service to the WGBH Educational Foundation, to the people of Boston, Massachusetts, to our nation, and to public media with respect, admiration, and gratitude and wish him well on his retirement.