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Royal Aills

Executive Director

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Royal Aills, executive director of Mississippi Public Broadcasting, is an Arkansas native who has led teams at both commercial and public television stations. Prior to joining MPB, Aills was general manager at RSU Public TV at Rogers State University in Oklahoma. During his tenure at RSU TV, Aills’ team won numerous awards, including four Emmys.  

Aills previously was general manager of KWHB TV 47, an independent commercial station in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was part of the LeSea Network. Aills has served in various organizations, including the Northeast Oklahoma Regional Alliance, Downtown Tulsa (Oklahoma) Rotary and Executives of Tulsa. Aills’ industry associations include the National Educational Television Association (NETA) Board and NETA’s Small Stations Association Board. He has won awards from the National Press Photographer’s Association, The Associated Press, and the Society of Professional Journalism. 

Aills earned a BA in Communications from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.