Nico Leone

  • President and CEO
  • KERA

Nico Leone is the President and CEO of KERA — a not-for-profit public media organization in North Texas that reaches more than 4.5 million people each month. He oversees the region’s PBS stations, three public radio stations – 90.1 KERA, the North Texas NPR station, Triple-A music station 91.7 KXT and WRR Classical 101.1 – and The Denton Record-Chronicle.

Nico began his tenure at KERA in February 2020, and has led the organization through an expansion of its essential services to the North Texas community through a series of partnerships collaborations with other local media organizations.

Nico serves on the board of NPR, the Station Resource Group and the AT&T Performing Arts Center. He leads The Texas Newsroom, a partnership of NPR and the four largest public media newsrooms in Texas. Prior to KERA, Nico served as General Manager of KCUR in Kansas City, Missouri, where he led the organization to be one of the most collaborative public radio stations in the country.

Nico grew up in small towns in Kansas. He has two degrees in Communications from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he met his wife, Nicole. They live in Dallas.