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University of North Carolina School of the Arts Chancellor Lindsay Bierman has been named CEO of UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina, assuming the role on 12 August.

“Using creative thinking and planning, Lindsay has carefully guided UNC School of the Arts through a very successful period,” UNC System interim president Bill Roper said. “We are delighted to keep Lindsay and his wide array of leadership and talent in the UNC System family.”

Bierman will replace Brian Sickora, previous executive director and general manager of UNC-TV. He will assume responsibility for the overall vision, leadership, strategic direction and success of the organisation, overseeing a budget of approximately $28 million top power a wide portfolio, including in-person engagement, digital-first social and online content delivery, and four over-the-air channels—UNC-TV PBS & More, the North Carolina Channel, Rootle 24/7 PBS KIDS and the Explorer Channel.

“Chancellor Bierman’s background and experience made him the ideal candidate for this important position,” said UNC-TV Board of Trustees Chair Eric Teal. “He has demonstrated, throughout his career, a willingness to present innovative and creative ideas to the organisations he has led. We are extremely excited about what he will bring to UNC-TV.”