The board of directors at South Korea's largest public broadcaster KBS on Friday recommended a former journalist at the Munhwa Ilbo daily as new president and CEO.
A politics major at Seoul National University, Park started his journalist career at the newspaper in 1991 and eventually became its editor-in-chief. He is said to have recently resigned from the company.
The recommendation was approved in a vote during an extraordinary board meeting earlier in the morning. Five of the 11-member board aligned with the main opposition party walked out in protest after their demand for a new nomination was ignored.
The decision needs to be approved by President Yoon Suk Yeol.
Last month, the board dismissed former CEO Kim Eui-chul, appointed by the former Moon Jae-in government, citing the broadcaster's worsening financial conditions, a lack of leadership and an alleged decline in public trust.
Source: Yonhap News Agency