Kevin Crane leaves NPT; Daniel Tidwell named interim CEO

Nashville Public Television

Nashville Public Television’s board of directors today announced the departure of NPT’s president & CEO, Kevin Crane. His last day was Sept. 21. Crane joined NPT in 2000 and served as vice president of content & technology before being promoted to CEO in 2017. Prior to NPT, Crane worked at WGBY in Springfield, Mass.

During his time at NPT, Crane oversaw the creation and production of local programs including Aging Matters, Children’s Health Crisis, Tennessee Civil War 150 and the American Graduate project. In addition, he directed NPT’s broadcast and information technology.

“On behalf of the board of directors of Nashville Public Television, I want to thank Kevin for his critical role in the development and success of the organization over the past 20 years,” said Jeff Gregg, NPT’s board chair. “Kevin leaves NPT in a very strong position and the board wishes him well in his future endeavors.”

Daniel Tidwell, NPT’s senior vice president of development & marketing, will serve as interim CEO while the board launches a national search for a new leader. Tidwell has been with NPT for 17 years, overseeing all of NPT’s fundraising, marketing, communications and digital initiatives.

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Thanks for your decades of outstanding service to public television in the interest of Nashvillians. I deeply appreciate everything that you’ve been able to accomplish in your time here and wish you all the best.

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