Friday, December 1, 2023

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“The Board of Trustees of WPBS is pleased and excited to announce Lynn Brown’s successor as President and General Manager.  After a thorough and careful search process, the Board of Trustees of WPBS has appointed Mark Prasuhn to lead the station.  Mark will begin his new role on June 3, 2019.

Mark comes to WPBS with three decades of experience in both public and private broadcasting.  He has lived and worked for much of his career in Canada, which will serve him well as the leader of this unique, two-nation public television station.  Mark is currently President of CMU College of Makeup Art and Design in Toronto.  He has also served in senior leadership positions at Gusto TV, Jumpwire Media, Zoomer Media, Vision TV, Mind’s Eye Pictures, Saskatchewan Film and Video Development Corp., and TV Ontario.  Mark has vast experience in broadcasting management and finance, video production, and content distribution.

The WPBS Board of Trustees is deeply grateful to President and General Manager, Lynn Brown, for her many years of superb leadership at the station.  Though her upcoming retirement saddens us, we are optimistic about the station’s future, as we build upon the sound foundation she has built over the years and prepares a smooth transition to Mr. Prasuhn’s leadership.  We thank Lynn for her commitment to WPBS, our American and Canadian viewers, and to the community.”

WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those we serve. More information about WPBS is available at, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.

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