DeAnne Hamilton brings more than 30 years of service in both public and commercial media.

TACOMA, Wash. – Bates Technical College President Dr. Ron Langrell recently announced the appointment of DeAnne Hamilton as executive director and general manager of KBTC Public Television. Hamilton will assume her role on Dec. 5.

In her new position, Hamilton will be responsible for providing leadership and direction in the strategic development and funding programs and activities of the PBS-member station, which operates as a service of Bates Technical College. She will also work in the community and with federal, state and local governments for the benefit of KBTC Public Television and Bates Technical College.

Hamilton’s experience includes more than 30 years in both public and commercial media. She most recently served as interim executive director of PublicSource, an investigative news organization located in Pittsburgh, Pa. Prior to that, she served as founding general manager of 90.5 WESA/Essential Public Media in Pittsburgh, Pa., general manager and director of broadcasting services at Michigan State University’s WKAR Public Broadcasting, and vice president and television station manager at KQED Public Television in San Francisco, Calif.

Hamilton brings experience serving on several industry and community boards and associations, including the Association of Public Television Station. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from University of Washington.

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About KBTC
KBTC is the South Sound’s public broadcasting station. Operating out of Tacoma, Wash., KBTC is the only television broadcaster in Pierce County. KBTC is committed to telling local stories that aren’t being told anywhere else, serving underserved and diverse audiences, and connecting viewers with the people and ideas that shape Western Washington. KBTC is available to 1.8 million TV households and 4.3 million viewers in Western Washington, British Columbia and Oregon. KBTC, a PBS affiliate, is operated as a service of Bates Technical College.

About Bates Technical College

Founded in 1940, Bates Technical College offers certificate and degree opportunities in nearly 50 career education programs, and serves approximately 3,000 career training students and 10,000 more community members annually in extended learning, distance learning, high school, and other programs. For more information, go to, or call 253.680.7000.

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