"We need to go to our membership, to the people who watch, who listen to us, or go to our website online. We need to talk to them and listen to them," he said.
"When we make a decision, we will explain why we did what we did," Finn said.
He said it will be a plus coming back to work with familiar faces at WVPB.
"They're doing it for the love of it," he said of the WVPB staffers. "They believe in the organization they're working for."
Finn said he also is looking forward to returning to Charleston, where before working for WVPB, he was a reporter for The Charleston Gazette.
Legislation passed in 2011 requiring health insurance companies to cover treatment and therapy for children with autism made his return to the state possible, Finn said.
"My wife and I are very grateful this legislation was passed," he said. "We wouldn't be able to do this if we couldn't get insurance for my son, Max."
Finn, who has a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, also worked previously as a VISTA volunteer and as a teacher at Charleston Catholic High School.
Reach Phil Kabler at ph...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-1220.