Somerville Media Center Welcomes New Executive Director

Somerville Media Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce Kat Powers has joined SMC as Executive Director on December 14, 2020.

This is a homecoming of sorts. Powers began her career at Somerville Journal, becoming editor and then managing editor at its parent organizations, Gatehouse Media and Wicked Local. Additionally, she served as Communications Director for the Massachusetts American Red Cross during the Blizzard of 2013 and the Boston Marathon Bombing.

Somerville Media Center (SMC) is a leading public access media center that enables a vibrant and diverse community to express its creativity, explain its ideas, share its cultures, and foster the individual’s right to freedom of speech. SMC supports and creates community-driven media through low-cost education, production resources, and distribution on cable television and the web. SMC operates Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV, the oldest access center in Massachusetts), Boston Free Radio, the Somerville Neighborhood News service and the SMC Youth Media Program.

Reporting directly to the Board, Powers’ duties and responsibilities will entail the day-to-day operations, administration, fundraising, and staff supervision of the Somerville Media Center.

Joe Lynch, SMC Board President states,” The addition of Kat Powers to our team will ensure the fulfillment of our mission and the sustainability of the organization for years to come. We are pleased Kat will be returning to our Somerville media community and look forward to a highly successful future.”

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