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Ingrid Reed named chair of New Jersey’s public television network

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, elected Ingrid W. Reed as chair of the network’s Community Advisory Board (CAB).

NJTV, New Jersey’s public television network, elected Ingrid W. Reed as chair of the network’s Community Advisory Board (CAB).

Reed has been a member of the NJTV CAB for seven years. She assumes the post from the group’s former chair, Roger B. Jacobs, Esq.

“Ingrid is an extraordinarily engaged citizen of New Jersey,” NJTV General Manager John Servidio said in a prepared statement. “Her leadership of this group will greatly benefit the network by generating keen insight into how well the network is serving our local communities with its programming and other content. We thank Roger Jacobs for his years of service to this group, including helping us to grow and diversify the CAB.”

NJTV’s Community Advisory Board acts in an advisory capacity and provides a vehicle for direct, effective community input about the network’s programming goals, community service and other policies, according to the statement. The CAB meets regularly with NJTV network representatives to assess whether the network’s activities are meeting the specialized educational and cultural needs of New Jersey and its surrounding metropolitan area. The CAB may make recommendations it considers appropriate to meet such needs, and NJTV welcomes feedback and considers new CAB members on a rolling basis.

“I look forward to chairing the NJTV Community Advisory Board to support the valuable resource NJTV has proved to be and to strengthen its connection with the people and communities of our state,” Reed said in the statement.

Reed’s previous experience includes working as director of the New Jersey Project at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics until she retired in 2010. She also chaired the board of NJ Spotlight prior to its acquisition by WNET (operator of NJTV), and she was assistant dean at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and vice president for public affairs and corporate secretary at The Rockefeller University, according to the statement.

Currently, in addition to her new role as NJTV CAB Chair, Reed is a founding board member of New Jersey Future and she serves on the AARP Statewide Advocacy Advisory Committee.

Reed graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in the Princeton area.

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