President & Chief Executive Officer
Jason Jedlinski joined WQED Multimedia as its fifth President and CEO in July 2023. A veteran broadcasting and publishing executive, Jedlinski is an innovative leader with consensus-building skills and a commitment to broadening and strengthening WQED's impact across all of the communities it serves.
Mr. Jedlinski comes to Pittsburgh from Washington D.C., where he recently served as General Manager of The Hill, launching a new streaming channel and setting audience records. He has spent nearly 25 years growing digital reach and engagement for major media brands, including The Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, and WGN Television in Chicago. He is a past board member of the Local Media Association and past president of the largest chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Among his career accomplishments, Mr. Jedlinski has designed and led groundbreaking digital transformation initiatives, secured multimillion-dollar sponsorships, and successfully launched new products that attracted several hundred thousand subscribers. He’s known as an architect and builder of teams: a leader passionate about employee engagement, retention, and talent development.
Chief Operating Officer
Mike Waruszewski is the Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive staff of WQED Multimedia.
At WQED, he is responsible for compiling the annual company operating and capital budget, overseeing the annual audit process, cash flow, and compliance with FCC and CPB financial regulations, as well as facilities, information technology and human resources. He is staff liaison with the WQED Board of Directors on all financial matters and reports to the Finance, Business and Operations Committee and Audit Committee on WQED’s financial structure. He serves on WQED’s Capital Needs Committee to plan and fund updates to WQED’s technical and broadcast capabilities and improvements to the WQED building and campus.
He has more than 20 years of experience with progressive responsibilities in accounting, finance, business development, facilities and management. He serves as a member of the PMBA Strategic Business & Planning Committee.
Mr. Waruszewski is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown where he earned a BS in Accounting. Prior to rejoining WQED in 2013, he worked as a Business Line Controller and Vice President for the Bank of New York Mellon.
Mr. Waruszewski lives in Plum with his wife Barbara and their two children.