Scott McPherson is the Vice President for Operations and Finance at New Hampshire Public Radio. He is responsible for the business and technical operations of NHPR, including engineering, information technology, finance and facilities.
He joined the station in 1995 as producer of Perspectives, a daily half-hour interview program. In October 1995, he helped launch The Exchange with Laura Knoy. While at NHPR, Scott has also served as News Editor, Director of Operations, and Assistant General Manager. Among the projects Scott has led while at NHPR include the design and construction of NHPR’s new 20,000-square-foot state-of-the-art broadcast center, and expansion of NHPR’s transmission facilities across the state, extending NHPR’s reach by more than 500,000 people.
Prior to coming to NHPR, Scott worked as a newspaper reporter, covering politics, local government, and police and fire news for newspapers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He contributed stories to the Boston Globe, Business NH Magazine, and NPR.
Scott is a native of Plymouth, Mass. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Keene State College, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University. He is a member of the Leadership New Hampshire Class of 2012.
In the community, Scott is past president of the church council for South Congregational Church and is a member of the Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Association of Broadcasters. He is active with his alma mater, serving as president of the Board of Trustees of the Keene Endowment Association. He is a former director of the Keene State College Alumni Association and member of the editorial board of Keene State Today, the college’s alumni magazine.
He and his wife Kelly are the parents of three boys and live in Concord.