David Donovan - NASBA President

Albany, NY: The Board of Directors of the New York State Broadcasters Association, Inc., (NYSBA) has selected David L. Donovan to serve as President and Executive Director. Donovan succeeds Joseph A. Reilly who is retiring after 31 years of distinguished service to the industry.

Dave Widmer, President and General Manager of the Long Island Radio Group, Inc., who headed the search team stated, “After an exhaustive search, we are delighted Mr. Donovan will serve as the next President of NYSBA. As a former FCC official and President of the Association for Maximum Service Television, Inc. (MSTV), he brings to Albany more than twenty five years of broadcast regulatory expertise. He has the right combination of industry knowledge and executive trade association experience.”

Incoming President David Donovan stated, “I am honored for the opportunity to serve the radio and television stations of New York. These stations have a distinguished record of serving their communities. Local service remains the key as we confront new competitive and regulatory challenges. I look forward to working with Sr. Vice President Richard Novik and the entire New York team and build on the solid foundation laid by Joe Reilly.”

Since 2001, Donovan served as President of MSTV, the leading technical trade association for the broadcast television industry and helped lead the transition from analog to digital transmission. From 1990 to 2001, he served as Vice President of Legal and Legislative Affairs for the Association of Local Television Stations. He occupied a number of legal positions at the Federal Communications Commission from 1983-1989, and served as the media advisor to former FCC Commissioner James H. Quello.