Contact: Connie Molby
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Veteran producer with a background in documentary films, cable
news and public broadcasting will relocate to Los Angeles in
January 2005

(Los Angeles) December 9, 2004
– Kathryn Scott,
a veteran producer with a diverse broadcasting, production and
journalism background, has been
named senior producer for American Public Media’s newest
national program, Weekend America.

Weekend America is a two-hour public radio program service designed
to fit the weekend state of mind. Barbara Bogaev and Bill Radke host
the program each week from Los Angeles, inviting listeners to a lively
conversation about the issues of the week, the arts and public affairs.

“With Senior Producer Kathryn Scott and Managing Editor Jeremy
Skeet as our editorial and production leaders of Weekend America, we
have a strong set of skills — strong ideas, strong editorial
direction and strong production,” said Executive Producer Jim
Russell. “It’s a winning combination.”

Currently a producer at
Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, most recently with the program
Sound Money, Scott has been a freelance producer and
writer in Alexandria, Va.; Washington bureau chief for Tech TV News,
a national cable television network devoted to technology news; and
executive producer for documentary films and programs. Her broadcast
experience includes producing PBS’s science program Newton’s
and as an investigative producer for local news. She also served
as the executive producer of The Newseum in Arlington, Va. — the
first national journalism museum.

“I am excited about contributing to the continued success of
Weekend America. The energy at the Frank Stanton studios and the innovative
programming on Weekend America attracted me immediately,” said
Kathryn Scott. “It will be great to be a part of it.”

Scott received a Parent’s Choice and National Endowment of the
Arts awards for her work on Newton’s Apple. She also received
three CINE Gold Eagle awards for her documentary films at The Newseum.
She received her degree with honors in journalism and political science
from the University of Wisconsin. She will relocate to Los Angeles
in January.

Weekend America airs on
Saturdays on more than 80 public radio stations across the nation.

America is produced by American Public Media in association
with WBUR, Boston: WCPN, Cleveland; KPCC, Los Angeles; WMFE, Orlando;
KUOW, Seattle; KNOW, St. Paul, and AIR, the Association of Independents
in Radio. American Public Media™ is the nation’s second-biggest
producer of public radio programs, reaching 13.5 million listeners
nationwide each week. National programs include A Prairie Home Companion®,
Saint Paul Sunday®, Marketplace®, Sound Money®, The Splendid
Table®, Being™ and special reports produced by
its national documentary unit, American RadioWorks®. American
Public Media is the national production and distribution division
of Minnesota
Public Radio®. Minnesota Public Radio, along with its sister
company Southern California Public Radio, belongs to a larger family
of companies
within American Public Media Group, a national nonprofit organization
whose purpose is to develop resources, services and systems to support
public media for public service. A complete list of stations, programs
and additional services can be obtained at www.americanpublicmedia.us.


Source: Data
are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only.
Spring 2004