Mary Mazur, GM Arizona PBS, Phoenix, AZ
What do you believe is currently the biggest challenge in public media?
Being relevant to new audiences – and having those audiences find public media.
What is the best advice you have received from an employee?
I’ve worked with so many smart people for so many years that it is all a blur of good advice.
What is the best advice you have received from a CEO of another station?
Apply for the Arizona PBS job!
What is your favorite public television program and why?
Frontline. Public television is best when telling the long tale and contextualizing our world. The Frontline team does that week in and week out.
Any advice to those interested in earning a leadership position in public media?
Understand the full media landscape, not just public media.
What are the top three leadership qualities you believe all CEOs should have?
The ability to listen, the ability to make difficult or unpopular decisions, the ability to move quickly.
You can’t live without…?
What’s a hobby of yours?
Cooking and yoga – and now that I’m in Arizona golf!
What’s your favorite song?
“Stay” by Jackson Browne