After a months-long search, KCET-TV has settled on former
The Burbank-based public broadcaster made the announcement Monday morning.
"After a thorough and comprehensive search from a pool of talented candidates, we are thrilled to bring Michael on board to take the reins of this great public service organization," Dick Cook, chairman of the board of parent organization KCETLink Media Group, wrote in a statement.
Riley left his role as president of ABC Family in 2013 after a successful tenure that saw such series as
Riley replaces Al Jerome, who retired last March after an 18-year tenure at KCET.
KCET announced in 2010 that it would leave