TVW President and CEO Greg Lane is stepping down from his position, effective Sept. 30.
Lane joined TVW in 2008. He is the third president in TVW’s history, succeeding Cindy Zehnder and founding president Denny Heck.
During Lane’s tenure, TVW expanded its web services to make meetings more accessible to the public. All hearings and meetings recorded by TVW are now available on the organization’s website, and viewers can search, highlight and share TVW video, as well as track issues and access legislative documents.
Lane also led efforts to enhance the produced programs at the station. TVW won three Emmy Awards from the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in the last two years. In 2013, TVW won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.
The education resource Teach With TVW was expanded under Lane’s guidance, including the creation of Capitol Classroom, which each year teaches more than 300 middle and high school students how to participate in the legislative process.
“TVW was established because citizens deserve to be able to watch their government work, no matter where they live in our state,” Lane said. “I’m very proud of the improvements TVW has made over the last six years to increase that access, as well as help people better understand the issues and how to participate in the process.”
TVW’s Board of Directors is launching a search to fill the position.