Kliff Kuehl graduated with honors from the University of Texas. He worked as a film and video producer then becoming a production supervisor and operations manager before becoming president and chief executive officer of KWBU-TV and KWBU-FM.
From December 2004 through March 2009, Kuehl served as the President and CEO of KNPB-TV, public television for northern Nevada. In that time, he helped the KNPB team wrap up a $6.25 million capital campaign, assisted in tripling the number of major donors, and helped to secure a $1 million in-kind donation.
Kuehl joined KCPT in April 2009. His vision for the station is to transform public media as a better and more sustainable service. In an era of declining local coverage by newspapers and commercial television, he wants KCPT to bridge the gap by growing its local content services.