Robin Turnau

President and CEO

Robin Turnau has served as President & CEO of Vermont Public Radio since 2009. Under Robin’s leadership, the organization completed the $10M VPR Next Campaign in 2017 that allowed for the expansion and renovation of VPR’s headquarters and the establishment of the VPR Innovation Fund. Robin began working at VPR in 1989, serving previously as vice president of development, director of development, and development manager at the station. Robin oversaw all individual, corporate, foundation and event revenues for the station, including a successful $10M endowment campaign completed in 2008. 

Robin serves on 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. She served on the Board of Directors for Greater Public from 2009-2016, an organization that provides nationwide leadership in fostering integrated and innovative business practices so that local communities can sustain high-quality public radio. She served on the board of the Station Resource Group from 2014 to 2016. 

In her free time Robin enjoys reading, travel, gardening, sailboat racing, and hiking. She lives 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?