Ron Pisaneschi is the new General Manager for Idaho Public Television. He was named to the post by the Idaho State Board of Education in July 2013, and assumed his new duties on August 5, 2013.
Pisaneschi came to Idaho Public Television in 1985. During his 29 years at Idaho Public Television, he has served as Director of Public Information, Director of Marketing, Director of Programming, and Director of Content before taking on his current duties. Under his leadership as chief content officer, Idaho Public Television regularly attracted the largest viewership, per capita, in the PBS system. He served on the Board of Directors of the Public Television Programmers Association from 2002-2007, serving as President in 2006, the PBS Children's Advisory Committee, CPB Research Advisory Panel, and numerous other national funding and programming advisory panels. He was named the 2005 Programmer of the Year by his colleagues in the PBS system.
He holds a fine arts degree in film and photography from the University of San Francisco, and has also worked in educational filmmaking, radio programming, public relations and marketing. In addition to his work for Idaho Public Television, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the Idaho Humanities Council, where he served for two terms as Chairman.
Updated: August 2013