NABEF’s Pick Six: The Newest Board Members


The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) has elected six new members to its board of directors. They include leaders from Graham Media Group, Cox Media Group, Sinclair Broadcasting Group, NBCUniversal, Univision Communications, and an owner of radio stations in Oklahoma, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Now on the NABEF board are four leading women in communications:

  • Graham Media Group President/CEO Emily Barr
  • Cox Media Group President Kim Guthrie
  • Sinclair Broadcast Group SVP/Strategy and Policy Rebecca Hanson
  • Univision Communications EVP/Chief Communications Officer Rosemary Mercedes

Joining them is NBCUniversal EVP/Chief Diversity Officer Craig Robinson, and the owner and operator of 13 radio stations who is a graduate of NABEF’s Leadership Development Program and Broadcast Leadership Training Program.

That would be Kevin Perry, who holds the title of President/CEO of family-owned the president and chief executive officer of Perry Publishing & Broadcasting.

Perry owns and operates radio stations specializing in Country, Rock, Urban and Urban AC formats; The Black Chronicle Newspaper, the largest paid weekly n the state of Oklahoma; digital platforms; and video programming for broadcast and cable television.

Perry’s father, Russell M. Perry, founded the newspaper in 1979 and created Perry Publishing & Broadcasting in 1993, with the purchase of KVSP-AM in Oklahoma City. The acquisition of KVSP returned the Urban Contemporary format to the market for the first time since 1978. Further growth transpired over the next 14 years, with the most recent acquisitions — WFXA FM, WAKB FM, WTHB FM, WAEG FM and WTHB AM in Augusta, Ga. — added in 2017.