Robin Turnau

President and CEO

Robin Turnau has served as President & CEO of Vermont Public Radio since February 2009.  Since then VPR has expanded with the addition of four new stations to serve more listeners with VPR News and VPR Classical.  VPR’s audience has grown to serve more than 180,000 listeners each week, and a growing digital audience.  

She has enjoyed a 23-year career at Vermont Public Radio, serving previously as vice president of development, director of development, development manager and membership drive coordinator at the station. Robin oversaw all individual, corporate, foundation and event revenues for the station, including a successful $10M endowment campaign, the most ever raised by a community licensed public radio station for pure endowment.  In 2006 she was awarded the national “Development Professional of the Year” award by the Public Radio Association of Development Officers.

Robin serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors for DEI, an organization that provides nationwide leadership in fostering integrated and innovative business practices so that local communities can sustain high-quality public radio. She also serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors for Eastern Region Public Media, a member-based organization comprised of more than seventy public radio stations that works to enhance and improve the ability of stations to serve their listeners and communities.  Robin serves on the Board of Directors of her local town newspaper, the Charlotte News.  

She enjoys travel, gardening, sailboat racing, and hiking, and lives with her husband and two children in Charlotte, Vermont.

Ways to Connect

As we are all witnessing, the election has pulled at the fabric of our country like few elections before. Regardless of politics, the election of a new President is a time of transition and uncertainty for many. It is more important now than ever before to have a source of independent, fact-based news where you can hear multiple perspectives on issues and events; investigative journalism that holds public officials accountable; and where you can engage with people whose politics are informed by different beliefs from your own.


At VPR, we are constantly working to connect with you and improve our service to the community, and a  new year is always an opportunity to reflect on the past and look ahead to the future. To that end, I want to share with you just a handful of the indelible and vitally important moments our community made possible in 2015.

Listener support is the cornerstone of all that VPR is and does, and for this, we are so grateful.  You have helped make VPR an indispensable resource for the people of our region.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: Thanks to everyone who called, emailed, or made comments for today's program. Listener feedback is incredibly important to VPR and we always want to know what's on your mind. If you missed the program, you can hear it again below, and as always, feel free to contact us anytime with your thoughts.

Ben Resnik

I hope you'll join me in Saint Johnsbury on Thursday, January 23 for a casual conversation about how VPR is serving you. It’s your turn to ask questions and share feedback about VPR News, VPR Classical and our digital services.  

I'll be at the gallery at Catamount Arts at 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by Dylan's Cafe.

As we approach the end of another year at Vermont Public Radio, I want to thank you for making VPR a part of your life. At a time when newsrooms are shrinking and classical music is disappearing from the radio, VPR is more essential and relevant than ever. 

In my 2013 President’s Letter, I outlined some of what listener support made possible this year, including:

Ben Resnik / VPR

I hope you’ll join me on Thursday, May 2 at 2 p.m. for a conversation about how Vermont Public Radio is serving you.

I’d like to hear your thoughts about VPR News, VPR Classical, and how VPR can best serve our region.

How has our expanded coverage of the Vermont Legislature shaped your understanding of the issues facing our state?  As VPR looks to the future, what ideas do you have for how VPR's local news coverage can expand to meet your information needs?