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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.
    HQArlington, US
    Employee Ratings3.8
    Culture scoreB-

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    Employees (est.) (Jan 2020)1,266(-10%)
    Job Openings5

    Key People/Management at PBS

    Paula Kerger

    Paula Kerger

    President and CEO
    Mario Vecchi

    Mario Vecchi

    Jonathan Barzilay

    Jonathan Barzilay

    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, US (HQ)
    2100 Crystal Dr
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    PBS Financials and Metrics

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    PBS Online and Social Media Presence

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    PBS News and Updates

    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.

    Jury Orders Tavis Smiley To Pay PBS $1.65 Million In #MeToo Dispute

    The network fired the former talk show host after it received multiple, credible allegations of sexual misconduct.

    Locally Grown Is PBS for the Streaming Age

    The site's channels are a reminder of the days when cultural events, whether local or international, happened around TV screens.
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    PBS Blogs

    PBS Announces Educators Selected For 2020 Class of Digital Innovator All-Star Program

    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, today PBS announced the 2020 class of educators selected for the PBS Digital Innovator All-Star Program. Nominated by their local PBS stations, 19 educators were chosen from across the country.

    PBS Coronavirus-Related Programming and Resources Guide

    PBS is committed to providing accurate and timely information to Americans throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The following special primetime programs, streaming content, online resources and educational materials are currently available and regularly updated.

    PBS Receives 16 Webby Nominations

    On Tuesday, April 28, 2020, nominees of the 24th annual Webby Awards were announced by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). PBS, PBS Digital Studios, PBS KIDS, WGBH, KQED, WNET/THIRTEEN, WORLD channel, FRONTLINE and PBS NewsHour were honored with a total of 16 nominations.

    Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words Airs on PBS May 18, 2020

    Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words, a new film tracing the life story of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, airs on PBS on Monday, May 18 at 9:00 p.m. ET.

    PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT Shares How Americans Are Adapting During The Coronavirus Pandemic in New Broadcast Special, Produced by RadicalMedia, Airing May 8, 2020

    IN THIS TOGETHER: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY is a new coronavirus special to broadcast Friday, May 8 at 9:00 p.m. ET.


    PBS today announced the election of Tina Sharkey to serve as a member of its Board of Directors.
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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 1,266 employees.

    • Who are PBS competitors?

      Competitors of PBS include iTV Network, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Cellcast.

    • 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.