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KATE WELLS NAMED
ASSOCIATE GENERAL MANAGER -- MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT OF EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS


Phoenix, Ariz. — April 19, 2011 — Kate Wells has been named Associate General Manager of Marketing and Development for Eight, Arizona PBS according to General Manager Kelly McCullough.  Wells will oversee KAET’s fund-raising efforts including membership, major giving, planned giving, corporate support and other donor programs.

“Kate’s history with Arizona’s non-profit community has been extensive, and remarkably successful. We are excited about the opportunities she will bring to Eight, Arizona PBS,” said McCullough.

Her previous position was as media strategist at ASU for AzTE and SkySong.  Wells was also a founding member of the Children’s Museum of Phoenix as Director of Development and Communication.  Her team was instrumental in raising more than $23.8 million for the project.

Wells holds a certificate in non-profit management from the College of Extended Studies, Non-Profit Management Institute at Arizona State University and a bachelor of arts degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from San Diego State University-California State University.

About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture -- utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives. The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.