West Virginia Public Broadcasting chief steps down in newest shakeup at information outlet

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The chief director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting has stepped down after one 12 months on the job, the newest signal of upheaval at a information outlet not too long ago shaken by a reporter’s allegation that she was fired for writing an unfavorable story a few division of the state well being division.

Butch Antolini, former communications director for Gov. Jim Justice and the state Division of Agriculture, didn’t give a purpose for his resignation in a short letter submitted to the board chairman of the West Virginia Academic Broadcasting Authority on Friday. The EBA, which includes 11 voting members, together with Justice and 7 Justice appointees, accepted the resignation at a gathering Monday.

The board then appointed Eddie Isom, Public Broadcasting’s chief working officer and director of programming, as interim director, in keeping with a recording of the assembly aired on YouTube.