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Window to the World, Parent Organization of WTTW and WFMT, Names Reese Marcusson Chief Operating Officer & CFO

For immediate release
Chicago, IL - June 24, 2015

Window To The World Communications, Inc. (WWCI), parent organization of WTTW and WFMT, is pleased to announce the appointment of REESE MARCUSSON, 57, to the post of Chief Operating Officer & CFO, effective immediately.

“Reese has been an invaluable member of the management team of our organization for many years,” said Daniel Schmidt, President and CEO of WTTW and WFMT. "We are delighted to acknowledge his leadership, hard work, and dedication with this well-deserved promotion. He has been an essential contributor to the successes WTTW and WFMT have achieved during his tenure,” he added.

Reese Marcusson joined WWCI in June 1990, and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in 1998. Since then, he has managed operations and finance for the organization, including Strategy, Finance, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, and Engineering. Previously, Marcusson served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Planning from 1995-1998; Vice President of Operations from 1993-1995; and Vice President, Controller from 1990-1993.

His new responsibilities will include continued financial oversight, management of day-to-day operations, and new business development.

Before joining WWCI, Marcusson was employed at KPMG LLP from 1980-1990. He is a 1980 graduate of DePaul University and a CPA. He is currently the president of the Lake Forest High School Board of Education and a member of the DePaul University College of Communications advisory board.

About WTTW and WFMT
Chicago’s premier public television station WTTW and classical and fine arts radio station WFMT provide high-quality cross-platform content for audiences in the Midwest and beyond. WTTW, celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2015, presents the very best in public affairs, history and documentary, arts and culture, how-to, nature and science, and children's programming across four distinct television channels: WTTW11, WTTW Prime, the Spanish-language channel WTTW V-me, and WTTW Create/WORLD, and on digital platforms including  WFMT recently marked its 63rd anniversary on the air, consistently providing a broad selection of classical music and fine arts radio content accessible across America and globally via digital streaming on, and via numerous syndicated programs produced by the WFMT Radio Network.