My New Role At KCTS 9

Here is the station announcement about my new position at KCTS 9. I see it as a great opportunity to build the KCTS 9 presence in the community, not just in Seattle, but throughout the state.

June 1, 2015
For Immediate Release

Enrique Cerna named Director of Community Partnerships at KCTS 9

SEATTLE—KCTS 9 is pleased to announce that veteran journalist Enrique Cerna has been appointed Director of Community Partnerships for the Seattle-based public media station.

“In line with our new strategic direction, we’ve made a commitment to provide resources to facilitate community collaborations,” said Robert I. Dunlop, KCTS 9 President and CEO. “Enrique’s depth of experience in public media, combined with his deep ties in the community, make him a great fit for this newly created position.”

In this new position, Cerna will develop and cultivate community partnerships; host community engagement events; and direct a program that teaches community storytelling. Cerna will continue to produce and report stories for broadcast and digital platforms.

“I see this as a great opportunity to develop a wide range of civic partnerships,” said Enrique Cerna. “I’m especially excited about the storytelling possibilities and the opportunity to share them on multiple platforms.”

Cerna has worked in the Seattle broadcast market for 40 years. The son of Mexican immigrants, he was born and raised in the Yakima Valley. Cerna joined KCTS 9 in January, 1995. He has anchored current affairs programs, moderated statewide political debates, produced and reported stories for national PBS programs as well as local documentaries on social and juvenile justice, the environment, and Latinos in Washington state. Prior to joining KCTS 9, he worked as a reporter, producer and host at KOMO Radio and Television and KING Television.

Cerna has earned five Northwest region Emmy awards and numerous other honors. In June, 2013, he was inducted into the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Northwest Chapter’s Silver Circle for his work as a television professional. He has served on the boards of United Way of King County, the World Affairs Council of Seattle, Seattle City Club and the Chief Seattle Council’s Scoutreach program. Cerna is a graduate of Washington State University.

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