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Maria O'Mara

Executive Director

Maria O’Mara is the executive director of KUER, Utah’s public radio station broadcasting from Salt Lake City, and its sister station PBS Utah, both licensed by the University of Utah. Her journalism career began as a reporter covering the Utah legislature, welfare reform, business and the environment for KUER. She then directed a variety of teams who produce news and information at the Salt Lake Observer, Deseret News, and KSL-TV. She left journalism for public relations in 2011, managing external communications at Rocky Mountain Power, before returning to the University of Utah as director of communication. She was the general manager of KUER from 2017 until 2020. Having grown up in rural Utah, Maria is deeply appreciative of and committed to the statewide public service missions of KUER and PBS Utah.