Bill Nigut leaving ADL, joining Georgia Public Broadcasting


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Contributing Writer- Atlanta Business Chronicle
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After a 10-year absence, Bill Nigut is returning to television.

Nigut, who had been WSB-TV’s chief political reporter and a presence on Atlanta television for more than two decades, will join Georgia Public Broadcasting on Nov. 20 as senior executive producer for a new television program that will launch in January.

The new half-hour program — “On the Story” — will air Monday through Thursday at 7 p.m. on GPB’s nine-station statewide television network.

Nigut said he will not be an on-air talent but a behind-the-camera producer.

“This is a program that will look at a far wider range of stories and tackle important and compelling issues that aren’t getting the exposure we think they deserve,” Nigut said. “We’re shifting the conversation to a deeper level and providing a platform for the many influential and diverse voices that aren’t always heard.”

Nigut said topics covered will be broader than those usually found on local television.

“There is so much happening in Georgia, and we want to bring viewers a fuller picture of what’s taking place in the state – in education, the arts, politics, science and our culture,” he said. “We also want to show how Georgia is moving forward in a variety of spheres, including international commerce, e-business, technology and medicine.”

After Nigut left the television news world, he became the founding president and CEO of the Metro Atlanta Arts & Culture Coalition — a regional initiative to create greater cooperation among local governments and cultural organizations to support cultural offerings in metro Atlanta. The coalition has since been absorbed by the Atlanta Regional Commission.

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