Gene Purcell

Director of Wisconsin Public Media

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Gene Purcell is Director of Wisconsin Public Media at UW-Madison. He is responsible for Wisconsin Public Television and Wisconsin Public Radio. Gene has more than 30 years of public broadcasting experience and previously served as the executive director of Wisconsin’s Educational Communications Board (ECB) from 2008-2018. ECB is the state agency which, in partnership with UW-Madison and WPM, distributes K-12 educational media, public safety, and public broadcasting services to Wisconsin’s citizens. Before joining ECB, Gene worked for Wisconsin Public Radio as a Regional Manager based in La Crosse.

Gene has served on the Board of Directors National Education Telecommunications Association, Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, as well as numerous community organizations.

Phone: 608-263-9598
Email: Gene.Purcell@wisc.edu