Russell Peotter is the General Manager of public television station WGBY located in Springfield, MA. The station serves western New England and most directly western Massachusetts; it is a division of Boston’s WGBH which serves eastern and central Massachusetts and is a major supplier of programs to PBS. Russell has held positions in numerous broadcasting establishments, including WGBH, WGBY, Maine Public Broadcasting, and WCBB-TV. He has won numerous awards, including the Elmo Award (from Sesame Street) and a New England Emmy for the series “Made in Maine.” Russell holds a B.A. from Bates College.