CAN TV Board of Directors Adds Four New Members

January 6, 2022

Chicago, IL, January 6, 2022 /Newswire/ — Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV) Board of Directors elected four new members to the board at its December 8, 2021 annual meeting. CAN TV is an independent nonprofit established in 1983 as the public’s space on cable television, free of commercials, filters and censors. It is one of the largest and most prominent public, education, and government (PEG) programming providers in the nation. With five local channels, CAN TV airs the diversity of people and ideas that reflect Chicago, including voices often excluded from the mainstream media.

CAN TV Board Chair Sarah Eilefson said, “The additions of Carroll Furlough, Jr., Darryl Holliday, Ryan Podges and Branden Rowe to our board will bring fresh sets of eyes, creativity and new perspectives to CAN TV as we embark on implementing our new strategic plan. That plan includes greater emphasis on local community outreach and civic engagement, internal development and repositioning CAN TV as viewing of education, entertainment and civics programming on cable television evolves.”

Carroll Furlough, Jr. is an artist and classically trained actor with national and international credits ranging from theater, film, television, print ads, voice-overs, production, and screenwriting. He grew up in Englewood and has traveled the world including studying abroad at the Moscow Art Theater School in Russia.

Darryl Holliday is a journalist, participatory media advocate, and media entrepreneur based in Chicago. He’s the co-founder and News Lab Director at City Bureau, a civic journalism lab based on Chicago’s South Side, where he manages the Documenters program and impact evaluation efforts across the organization.

Ryan Podges is a licensed attorney in Illinois and serves as the in-house counsel for Guaranteed Rate, Inc. in Chicago. In addition to that, since 2018, Ryan has been the Associate Editor for the American Bar Association TYL Magazine. He also performs improv at Second City, fluent in Spanish and enjoys hiking and skiing.

Branden Rowe is the Head of Security for Verisys Corporation, a data management company for healthcare networks. He also owns and operates his consulting firm, Antares Security. Branden lives in Pilsen with his family and grew up watching CAN TV.

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