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Mary Anne Alhadeff


Mary Anne Alhadeff is President and CEO of North Texas Public Broadcasting (KERA), a non-profit public media organization which operates the television and radio stations KERA Channel 13, KERA WORLD, KERA 90.1 FM, and KXT 91.7 FM. KERA is a significant community resource in North Texas, reaching the fourth largest population area in the country. Since joining KERA in 2005, Mary Anne has substantially increased local programming to reflect the extraordinary people, culture and history of North Texas.  Under her leadership, NTPB launched Think with Krys Boyd, CEO with Lee Cullum, the Economy Project, KERA’s cultural reporting unit Art&Seek, KXT 91.7, and expansion of KERA’s local broadcast and digital news reporting. Today, KERA’s programs and services are accessed by two million people weekly.

Previously, Mary Anne was President and CEO of the statewide Maine Public Broadcasting Network, a community-licensed television and radio media organization. During her tenure, MPBN completed a successful capital campaign to support the network’s digital television conversion and to expand local programming and educational outreach.

During her career as a producer, Mary Anne’s programs have aired on PBS, Showtime, HBO, BBC London and CBC Canada.  Her productions have earned awards from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmy Awards) and the New York Film Festival, among others.

Mary Anne currently serves on the SMU Tate Lecture Series Board of Directors, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Advisory Council, the National Educational Telecommunications Association Board, the Alcuin School Advisory Board, and is a member of The Charter 100, the International Women’s Forum, The Dallas Assembly, The Dallas Summit and the Downtown Dallas Residents’ Council.

Mary Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in Education and French Studies from the College of Saint Catherine in St. Paul, MN. She and her husband, David Alhadeff, live in Dallas.