Polly Anderson, CEO and General Manager of New Mexico PBS has accepted the position of Executive Director at WUCF-TV in Orlando, Florida, licensed to the University of Central Florida, the nation's second largest university. Anderson has served as GM and CEO of New Mexico PBS for over four years, and leaves the organization in sound fiscal health after seeing the station successfully through the digital transition and beyond. Albuquerque/Santa Fe is market size #47. The Orlando market is ranked #19 in size with a population of over 4 million people. Anderson is a Floridian and will be moving back to the state where she grew up and spent most of her adult life.
"This is an opportunity for me to build a station from the ground up and I am very excited about the challenges and opportunities," said Anderson. "I have had an amazing 4 years in New Mexico, and thank the community for your commitment and support of public television. I know that New Mexico PBS will continue to be one of the most successful and vibrant stations in the country and will continue to lead the system in both technological innovation and in creating content that highlights the land of enchantment."