The Educational Broadcasting Authority is the governing body of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The EBA sets policy, oversees budgets and ensures West Virginia Public Broadcasting remains a vital resource for education, news and public affairs, emergency services, and economic development.
The Educational Broadcasting Authority was established by the West Virginia Legislature in 1963 as a public benefit corporation on behalf of noncommercial educational radio, television and related media as it may consider to be in the best interest of the state.
The Authority is appointed by the Governor and ratified by the West Virginia Senate. It holds the licenses for all West Virginia Public Broadcasting television and radio stations in the state. The statute is under West Virginia Code 10-5.
Current members of the Authority are:
The Honorable Jim Justice, Governor, State of West Virginia
Randall Reid-Smith, Curator of Art, Culture & History representing Governor Justice
William H. File III, Beckley; Chair
Ann C. Brotherton, Charleston
Dr. Corley Dennison, Huntington, Vice Chair
Michael J. Farrell, Huntington, WV Higher Education Policy Commission
Stephen Hopta, Charleston
Steven Paine, West Virginia Superintendent of Schools
Maryanne Reed, Morgantown
Carol Rotruck, Morgantown
Debra Sulllivan, West Virginia Board of Education
Edwin Sweeney, Weston
The Educational Broadcasting Authority's meetings are open to the public. Most meetings take place at WVPB's headquarters on 600 Capitol Street in Charleston. Meetings typically take place between 10 a.m. and noon on the first Wednesday of March, June, September, and December.