CPB Statement on the Death of Leanne Kaʻiulani Ferrer
August 16, 2021
WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 16, 2021) – The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), released the following statement regarding the death of Leanne Kaʻiulani Ferrer from Patricia Harrison, CPB president and CEO:
“The Corporation for Public Broadcasting mourns the passing of our colleague Leanne Kaʻiulani Ferrer, award-winning producer and beloved executive director of Pacific Islanders in Communications. Her vision, leadership, and tireless work enabled Pacific Islanders to tell their stories through film and advanced the representation of Pacific Islanders and their diverse cultures.
“Leanne treated all the people in her life with compassion and understanding. Her extraordinary contributions to Pacific Islanders in Communications, the BIPOC community and to public media will continue to inspire us all. We offer our sincerest condolences to Leanne’s family.”
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