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.

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HQArlington, US
Size (employees)1,375 (est)
PBS was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Arlington, US
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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 Drive
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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

“Autumnwatch New England” on PBS is nuttier than a red squirrel’s dinner

It’s shocking, really, that nobody has given the red squirrel a reality show. These fierce, food-hoarding rodents are all about high drama. They pick on…

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Named America’s Best-Loved Novel in PBS Survey

Harper Lee's 1960 book is a coming-of-age story set in the south, with themes of racism and injustice.

New Mexico PBS hosts free advanced screening of 'Native America'

The 60-minute preview will be followed by a panel discussion with the executive producer and director Gary Glassman, Anna Roosevelt of the Department of Anthropology at The University of Illinois at Chicago and Jim Enote (Zuni) CEO of Colorado Plateau Foundations. Gene Grant, the host of New Mexico …

THIRTEEN's Nature Brings the Natural World to Life in New Season Wednesdays at 8 p.m. beginning October 24 on PBS (check local listings)

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- This fall, THIRTEEN's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series Nature returns to PBS for its 37th season, presenting new episodes Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on PBS beginning October 24 (check local listings) with Super Cats, A Nature Miniseries, which...

Transamerica Institute's Catherine Collinson Named an Influencer in Aging by PBS Next Avenue

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Nonprofit Transamerica Institute® is proud to announce that CEO and president Catherine Collinson has been named an Influencer in Aging by PBS Next Avenue. This award recognizes advocates, researchers, thought leaders, innovators, writers and...
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PBS Blogs

PBS Names Sharon Philippart Vice President, Strategy & Engagement for PBS KIDS and Education

PBS has promoted Sharon Philippart to the new role of Vice President, Strategy & Engagement for Children’s Media and Education.

PBS Names Amy Sample Vice President, Business Intelligence

Amy Sample has been promoted to the newly created role of Vice President, Business Intelligence with the PBS Digital & Marketing team.

Americans Select To Kill a Mockingbird as America’s Best-Loved Novel, Revealed in the Grand Finale of THE GREAT AMERICAN READ on PBS

PBS revealed that To Kill a Mockingbird was voted by viewers as America’s best-loved novel during THE GREAT AMERICAN READ “Grand Finale” on Tuesday, October 23. The final episode, taped in front of a live audience at the Masonic Hall in New York City, counted down all 100 novels, which were first re…

PBS Announces Its Current Top 10 Vote Getters for THE GREAT AMERICAN READ Ahead of the Grand Finale on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS

The clock is ticking to cast your final votes for America’s best-loved novel. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ will air its “Grand Finale” episode and reveal America’s choice for its number one book on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 8:00-9:00 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings).

PBS KIDS Announces First Live Theatrical Touring Stage Show That Brings Learning and Exploration to Life

PBS KIDS today announced the first-ever PBS KIDS Live! touring stage show, PBS KIDS Live! Really BIG tiny Adventure, presented by Zappos Adaptive. The live-action theatrical experience, designed to support (STEAM)- based learning, offers families a live-action musical along with a pre-show lobby ex…

PBS Wins 7 News & Documentary Emmys®

PBS programs were honored with seven News & Documentary Emmy® Awards, more than any other organization, at the 39th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards presentation at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City on Monday, October 1, 2018.
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PBS Company Life and Culture

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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 1,375 employees.

  • Who are PBS competitors?

    Competitors of PBS include ITV, Media Capital and Cellcast.

  • Where is PBS headquarters?

    PBS headquarters is located at 2100 Crystal Drive, Arlington.

  • Where are PBS offices?

    PBS has an office in Arlington.

  • How many offices does PBS have?

    PBS has 1 office.