New WQPT General Manager

April  10, 2013

     After a nationwide search, a new general manager has been chosen for WQPT- the Quad Cities public television station. This week, the owner, Western Illinois University, announced the hiring of Mary Pruess.

     Pruess served as president and general manager of WNIT in South Bend, Indiana for the past ten years, following two years as chief content officer. Prior to South Bend, she worked as station manager in Norfolk Virginia.

     She's scheduled to start her new job at WQPT on April 22nd. Pruess will replace Rick Best who retired last summer - since then chief development officer Jamie Lange has served as interim general manager.