KNPB NEWS RELEASE – KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting announces the promotion of Brent Boynton, Emmy-nominated television journalist, to vice president, news and production. Boynton joined KNPB in 2012 as news director and currently hosts its community affairs programs “A Conversation” and “Open Lines.”
As a member of the Nevada Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame, Boynton has spent more than three decades working in television news including time at both KTVN and KOLO. He also served as communications director for former Governor Jim Gibbons.
“Brent is a valuable member of the KNPB team,” said the station’s President and CEO Kurt Mische. “We hold his commitment to journalistic excellence and dedication to quality programming in very high regard and look forward to his continued efforts as our new vice president of news and production.”
Brent is a natural broadcaster. He delivered his first “newscast” into the family tape recorder at age four and began working as a radio announcer in his hometown of Pampa, Texas when he was 15.
“News is in my blood – it’s what I love,” said Boynton. “Since my first unofficial ‘broadcast’ from home at the age of 4 to my first real news job as a radio announcer in Texas, I still look forward to going to work every single day and cherish the things I get to do with a station like KNPB that is so committed to helping others in the community.”
Boynton holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and a master’s degree in mass communications from the Reynolds School of Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno where he has also taught Journalism. He serves on the Boards of Directors of Step 1, Inc. and Lunch Aid.
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