Nico Leone, currently co-executive director of KDHX in St. Louis, has been named general manager of KCUR after a national search. He takes over for longtime GM Patricia Cahill on Aug. 1.
Leone says his focus will be on the community:
In terms of his plans for the station’s future, Leone wants to focus on community engagement. “The media landscape is changing, and that gives us an opportunity to not just be a source of great journalism, but also to be a powerfully impactful community institution,” he said. “There are threads moving through this community, including a vibrant arts and culture renaissance, that KCUR is well positioned to tap into and benefit from. We’re going to do everything we can to engage with the community, within the boundaries of journalism.”