Andersen Receives Distinguished Service Award

Julie Andersen, Executive Director of South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB), was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award by the South Dakota High School Activities Association at the 11AAA football championships on November 16 in Vermillion.

She has worked for SDPB for over 24 years and began working part-time in the development department while completing her BA in English and Journalism from SDSU. Julie was named Executive Director of SDPB in 1997.

As Executive Director, Julie is responsible for operations of the state public broadcasting network which includes nine TV and eleven radio transmitters, as well as six TV and nine radio translators.

Under her direction, the radio network expanded, the TV system transitioned to digital, and the network has won numerous local, regional and national awards.

Source: Content for this article was published and gathered from the 2013 High School Football Championship program.

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