WTCI has named Shaun Townley as the new vice president of content and digital strategy. Mr. Townley is a native of the Chattanooga area and has served Chattanooga’s PBS station since 2007, most recently as production manager. Prior to working at WTCI Mr. Townley spent nearly seven years on the staff of the talk show Charlie Rose.
Mr. Townley graduated from Rhodes College and has had a lifelong interest in photography and television production. “In the seven years I’ve been at WTCI I’ve watched our dedicated staff achieve great things.
We’ve not only produced compelling, award-winning original programming, we’ve invited this community to become a part of what we’re building, and Mr. Townley brings great vision and strong leadership to his new role," officials stated.
" In 2013 Mr. Townley was among 25 producers from across the country selected to attend the prestigious CPB/PBS Producer’s Academy in Boston. As VP of content and digital strategy Mr. Townley will lead WTCI’s award-winning production staff to create original content and explore new ways to deliver that content to a changing community.
“When we say we’re this community’s storyteller, we mean it. With Shaun at the helm of our production department we’ll be telling stories in new ways,” says Paul Grove, president and CEO. “While broadcast television continues to be our primary focus, we will create exciting, original content for delivery on new platforms like Proximity1. We’ll explore new ways to empower our viewers, offering new tools for collaboration so that this community’s story is told more powerfully and with more diversity than ever before.”