Jerry Franklin, President and Chief Executive Officer CPBN, Hartford, CT


What do you believe is currently the biggest challenge in public media?
Developing new sources of revenue

What is the best advice you have received from an employee?
The company needs your direct involvement.

What is the best advice you have received from a CEO of another station?
Hire people who are smarter than you.

What is your favorite public television program and why?
Nature

Any advice to those interested in a leadership position in public media?
Understand all things digital

What are the top three leadership qualities you believe all CEOs should have?
1. [Learn] how to leverage assets under your control
2. You must persuade others to partner with you
3. Thrive on change/fail quickly, and move quickly to the next initiative

If you were not a CEO right now, what would you like to be?
College President

Are you left or right-handed?
Right-handed

If you were the host of a talk show, who would be your first guest?
My son

Do you honestly like to be in business attire?
Yes, I love it!