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Chris Boskin Elected Chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

  • October 30, 2007

Washington, DC -- Today, the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) elected Chris Boskin to a one-year term as chair.

Ms. Boskin has served on CPB's board for over a year and for the last seven years, she has served on the board at Northern California Public Broadcasting in San Francisco, CA.

Boskin is a highly respected veteran of magazine publishing, with a career that has included publishing and marketing positions with Worth Media, the New Yorker Magazine, Hearst Corporation, East West Network and Knapp Communications.

In 1992, Ms. Boskin joined Worth Magazine as publisher and helped develop and launch other Worth Media titles including: Equity, Civilization, and American Benefactor. Credited for her work in launching Countryside, Ms. Boskin served as advertising director and publisher for Countryside prior to joining Town & Country in 1991.

From 1988 to 1990, she was San Francisco, Pacific Northwest, and Asia Manager for Hearst Magazines, responsible for Esquire, Harpers Bazaar, House Beautiful, and Connoisseur. From 1977 to 1987, Ms. Boskin was the Pacific and Asia Manager for the New Yorker magazine. In 1975, she joined East West Network as San Francisco Manager. She joined Knapp Communications in 1972 as San Francisco Manager for Architectural Digest, and later helped develop and launch Bon Appetit. Advertising Age listed Ms. Boskin as one of the "100 Most Outstanding Media People" in 1987.

Ms. Boskin's board and advisory affiliations include: Board of Directors, College Track; Board of Directors, Educate Girls Globally Foundation; Board of Directors, Sun Valley Adaptive Sports; Member, Leadership Council, Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries; Advisory Board, School of Journalism University of California, Berkeley; Advisory Board, Sun Valley Center for the Arts.

A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Ms. Boskin holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and English and also studied at the Academia in Florence, Italy. She resides in California with her husband Michael.

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