director, Client Productions, GPB
Mike Klein is Director of Georgia Public Broadcasting Client Productions and is serving his third term on the Atlanta Press Club Board of Directors. He also joined The Commerce Club Operating Board of Directors in January 2006. Mr. Klein moved to Atlanta from Chicago in 1984 and spent 14 years at CNN as executive producer of morning news, supervising producer of weekday news programs and vice president of CNN news production, with primary responsibility for CNN's worldwide breaking news production coverage. He joined GPB in February 2000 as Director of GPB Television Productions, a position he held for 6 years. In his current position, Mr. Klein oversees staff that creates content for state government and other public agencies that include the Commission for a New Georgia, many state government agencies, the Georgia Research Alliance, Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Atlanta Regional Commission, the Georgia Governor's Office and the Georgia Department of Education. Most projects are education and/or economic development initiatives. Mr. Klein previously worked for the *Chicago Sun-Times* and *San Diego Union* newspapers, the ABC and CBS television stations in Chicago, and SportsVision of Chicago, a production company that produced major league baseball, basketball and hockey broadcasts distributed by cable. He has been a guest instructor at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. He is a graduate of Southern Illinois University.