Jens Christensen brings his lifelong interest in improving the community to WTCI, Chattanooga’s PBS station, as the vice president of Development. Mr. Christensen has served Chattanooga as the assistant director of the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, a freestanding social service agency focused on meeting the needs of the homeless in the city of Chattanooga.
As WTCI’s Vice President of Development, Mr. Christensen will contribute to the PBS station’s mission by expanding and diversifying public and private support. “Jens Christensen’s development skills and compassionate understanding of the needs of families in our community make him a perfect fit for WTCI and PBS," said President and CEO Paul Grove. "We welcome him to our team enthusiastically and embrace the opportunities."
“After a decade working with the homeless, where I could literally see the immediate impact on lives, I am excited to join WTCI where the overnight impact is sometimes simply a child’s smile, and the long term impact is a stronger, healthier and safer world,” says Mr. Christensen.
From educational programming, arts coverage and characters to web based educational content and even local, neighborhood activities, children who grow up with PBS have greater literacy, improved self-confidence and a better understanding and respect for those around them, officials said.
WTCI reaches 1.4 million viewers and over 400,000 households in a 35-county area. Nearly 90 percent of all U.S. television households watch PBS and PBS KIDS is the #1 source of media for our nation’s preschool teachers. WTCI enriches lives through quality programs, events, outreach and services that educate, engage and inspire a lifetime of learning and exploration.
Stay tuned to WTCI-TV on the screen, online at www.wtcitv.org
and on social media at WTCI-TV on Facebook and @WTCI on Twitter for upcoming programming and special preview events. WTCI Kids Club members will celebrate Kid’s Day at Lake Winnie on Sept. 15; Family Day will be in November; special previews are being planned for Downton Abbey, Season 4 and a celebrity announcement is coming about this year’s exciting Studio 45 event. Please contact Mr. Christensen at 702-7808 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about these events and opportunities to support WTCI.