PBS

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    PBS is made up of more than 350 local public noncommercial TV stations serving all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. PBS stations reach more than 120 million people each month through on-air and online content. 

    PBS is a private, nonprofit corporation, founded in 1969, whose members are America's public Television stations. 

    PBS oversees program acquisition and provides program distribution and promotion; education services; new media ventures; fundraising support; engineering and technology development; and video marketing.
    TypePrivate
    Founded1969
    HQArlington, VA, US
    Websitepbs.org
    Employee Ratings4.1
    Overall CultureB

    Latest Updates

    Employees (est.) (Jun 2022)2,118
    Job Openings25
    Cybersecurity ratingBMore
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    Key People/Management at PBS

    Paula Kerger

    Paula Kerger

    President and CEO
    Mario Vecchi

    Mario Vecchi

    CTO
    Jonathan Barzilay

    Jonathan Barzilay

    COO
    Beth Hoppe

    Beth Hoppe

    Chief Programming Executive and General Manager, General Audience Programming
    Michael Kelley

    Michael Kelley

    SVP, Programming & Business Affairs
    Brian Reddington

    Brian Reddington

    Executive Director, PBS Foundation
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    PBS Office Locations

    PBS has an office in Arlington
    Arlington, VA, US (HQ)
    2100 Crystal Dr
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    PBS Financials and Metrics

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    Founding Date

    1969

    PBS Cybersecurity Score

    Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

    B

    83/100

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    PBS Online and Social Media Presence

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    PBS Company Culture

    • Overall Culture

      B

      78/100

    • CEO Rating

      A+

      83/100

    • Compensation

      D+

      58/100

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    PBS News and Updates

    PBS Holding Inc.(PBHG) New Shareholders Updates

    DALLAS, June 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PBS Holding, Inc. (OTC: PBHG), (the "Company"), Is pleased to announce the follow-up with its multi-phase business development and milestones for the 2020 Q3 roll out. The Management successfully spun off and released the nonprofit wholly owned...

    MOSSVILLE: When Great Trees Fall Premieres on PBS Reel South - Intimate Documentary Exposes Link Between Race and Environmental Injustice

    One man standing in the way of a petrochemical plant expansion refuses to give up.

    Brandless founder Tina Sharkey joins the board of PBS

    Tina Sharkey, the founder and former CEO of the recently closed D2C brand Brandless, has today been appointed to the board of directors of PBS. Sharkey is an independent board member. Before her time at Brandless, Sharkey spent years in the media world. She scaled Johnson & Johnson’s platform fo…

    Health Channel Coronavirus Reports Provided to PBS Stations Nationally

    MIAMI, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- (The Health Channel) The deadly Coronavirus sweeping the globe is something new for scientists and is causing international alarm. Health Channel, a service of South Florida PBS, is committed to sharing reliable information from credible organizations...

    WEDU PBS Launches At-Home Learning Collection in Response to COVID-19, School Closures

    Florida Public TV Stations Partner to Present Special Programming to Support At-Home Learning

    Trump Slams ‘Nasty’ Question As PBS Reporter Challenges Him On Shutdown Of Pandemic Unit

    Trump told Yamiche Alcindor he didn't "know anything about" the elimination of the Global Health Security team.
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    PBS Blogs

    PBS Earns 18 Daytime Emmy® Nominations

    On May 21, 2020, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced the nominees for the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. PBS and PBS KIDS programs received 18 nominations and APT (American Public Television) earned 10 nominations, for a combined total of 28 nominations for pu…

    Discover the Legacy and Impact of Three of Europe’s Most Iconic Queens in LUCY WORSLEY’S ROYAL MYTHS & SECRETS, Sundays, June 21-July 5 on PBS

    Rediscover the true stories behind three of history’s most remarkable queens—Elizabeth I, Queen Anne and Marie Antoinette

    PBS Celebrates Pride Month with PRIDELAND, a Short-Form Digital Series and New One-Hour Special with Host and Actor Dyllón Burnside, Exploring LGBTQ+ Identity in the U.S. South

    PBS is celebrating LGTBQ+ Pride Month with the launch of PRIDELAND, a new one-hour special and short-form digital series following host and actor Dyllón Burnside (from FX’s “Pose”) on a journey across the South.

    “Mondays with Michelle Obama” Extended

    Penguin Young Readers, Random House Children’s Books, and PBS KIDS today announced that “Mondays with Michelle Obama,” its special collaboration with the former First Lady of the United States, will be extended with four new storytimes on Monday, May 18, and Monday, May 25, featuring special surpris…

    PBS Programs Honored With More Peabody Nominations Than Any Other Organization

    On May 6, 2020, finalists for the 79th Annual Peabody Awards, honoring the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019, were announced. Of the 60 finalists selected by the Peabody Awards board of jurors, PBS programs received 12 nominations, more tha…

    PBS KIDS Encourages Families to Thank Those Making a Difference in Our Communities Amid COVID-19

    This month, PBS KIDS invites children and families around the nation to give thanks to the people who are helping their local communities amidst the fight against COVID-19. The PBS KIDS "Thank You Neighbors" campaign encourages families to celebrate essential workers in their communities – from teac…
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    PBS Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was PBS founded?

      PBS was founded in 1969.

    • Who are PBS key executives?

      PBS's key executives are Paula Kerger, Mario Vecchi and Jonathan Barzilay.

    • How many employees does PBS have?

      PBS has 2,118 employees.

    • Who are PBS competitors?

      Competitors of PBS include MBC, Media Capital and Sony Pictures Entertainment.

    • Where is PBS headquarters?

      PBS headquarters is located at 2100 Crystal Dr, Arlington.

    • Where are PBS offices?

      PBS has an office in Arlington.

    • How many offices does PBS have?

      PBS has 1 office.