LVPM Chief Executive Officer Tim Fallon to Assume New Role as CEO Emeritus

National Search is Underway to Find Successor

Bethlehem, Pa. – February 27, 2024 – Lehigh Valley Public Media Chief Executive Officer Tim Fallon will be moving into a new role as CEO Emeritus effective April 1, 2024, after having served as CEO of the organization for 12 years. Fallon celebrated 25 years with Lehigh Valley Public Media last year having first joined the staff in 2009 after serving as board chair (2000- 2002) and a member of the Board of Directors since 1997. He expressed to the board in January his desire to step away from the day-to-day operations of the organization, while continuing to contribute in this new capacity.

“Over the years, I’ve been passionate about keeping our community informed, connected and engaged,” said Fallon. “I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to serve the community and want to thank our dedicated staff, donors, and partners for their continued strong support. As I prepare to step aside as CEO, I look forward to continuing to advance our organization’s mission as we bring in new leadership.”

Fallon first joined LVPM’s staff as the project director responsible for the development and construction of the $23 million Univest Public Media Center, which opened in 2011 on the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem. As CEO, he led the negotiation to secure $82 million in proceeds from the FCC spectrum auction for the nonprofit organization’s endowment. During his tenure, LVPM developed and deployed educational resources that have impacted thousands of students and educators in the region through television programming, outreach services, and other special initiatives and events. Most recently he spearheaded LVPM’s initial transformation into the digital space with the successful launch of in October 2022.

“Tim has led Lehigh Valley Public Media through an era of tremendous growth and his impact has been felt across the region,” said Mike Keim, Chair of LVPM’s Board of Directors. “We are grateful for his years of service and community leadership and look forward to his valuable contributions in this new role while continuing as a member of our board.”

As CEO Emeritus, Fallon will serve as an ambassador for the organization through his involvement in the community and engagement with major donors, corporate supporters,

foundations, and federal/state government officials. He will also continue to be on LVPM’s Board of Directors, with his current term slated to conclude in January 2027.

Under Fallon’s leadership, Lehigh Valley Public Media has made significant progress on its vision to make the Lehigh Valley better tomorrow than it is today.

“Under Tim’s leadership, Lehigh Valley Public Media established a new home with the construction of the Univest Public Media Center, and he has laid a strong foundation for our organization’s digital transformation in a constantly changing public media space,” said Keim. “We thank Tim for his leadership and for taking on this emeritus role to ensure a smooth transition as we conduct a national search for his replacement.”

About Lehigh Valley Public Media

Lehigh Valley Public Media is a community-owned public media organization serving Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey. Headquartered at the Univest Public Media Center on the SteelStacks campus in Bethlehem, Pa., Lehigh Valley Public Media is home to PBS39, the Lehigh Valley’s public television station, 91.3 WLVR, the Lehigh Valley’s all day, everyday NPR news station, and, the region’s only nonprofit and locally operated digital news platform providing coverage across more than a dozen editorial beats.

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