Nancy Finken Joins NET Leadership Team
Nancy Finken has been promoted to NET’s leadership team as assistant general manager for broadcast production and programming. During her 25-year career at NET, Nebraska’s PBS and NPR Stations, Finken has embodied NET’s commitment to trusted and meaningful journalism along with arts, culture and education. In her new role, Finken will oversee all local television and radio production projects for the statewide network as well as determine which public media programs are acquired and broadcast in Nebraska. She will also work closely with PBS and NPR on efforts to distribute NET content nationally.
Finken’s NET career began in 1992 when she joined as news director. In 2002 she became radio program director and assistant network manager. In 2007 she was promoted to manage the radio network and in 2015 she became station manager for all NET television and radio stations. NET has participated in many successful local and regional collaborations during this time, including Harvest Public Media, a journalism collaboration with other Midwest and Plains stations covering agriculture from farm to table. Finken was named journalist of the year in 1993 by the Society of Professional Journalists Nebraska Pro Chapter and supervisor of the year in 2007 by the State of Nebraska. The Lincoln resident serves on Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra board of directors and is a member of Lincoln Rotary Club 14.