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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. ... Show more
TypePrivate
Founded1969
HQArlington, US
Websitepbs.org
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)1,371
Job Openings38

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

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Founding Date

1969
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PBS Online and Social Media Presence

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PBS News and Updates

Reuters welcomes National Geographic and PBS NewsHour as partners on Reuters Connect

LONDON, Feb. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Reuters today announces National Geographic and PBS NewsHour as the latest content partners to join its Reuters Connect platform, offering subscribers photography from the National Geographic Image Collection, and b-roll from PBS NewsHour for the...

The HistoryMakers Kicks Off Black History Month on PBS with a One-On-One Interview Program: An Evening With Ken Chenault as part of its Groundbreaking Business Initiative

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The HistoryMakers announces the one-on-one interview program, An Evening With Ken Chenault. The hour-long program provides a rare, inside, look into the life and career of one of America's most successful CEOs – Ken Chenault. The program is hosted by...

PBS NewsHour Features Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Discussing Hemp's Future in the U.S. and the Government Shutdown's Effect On It

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, today announced that it has garnered news coverage in national news publication PBS NewsHour. A Jan. 8, 2019, article on the 2018 Farm Bill and...

Benefits of Automotive Repair Technology to be Highlighted on "Success," a Nationally Syndicated Documentary Series on PBS

SOUTHAMPTON, Pa., Dec. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BOLT ON TECHNOLOGY's digital vehicle inspection software will be profiled on "Success," a syndicated documentary series hosted by famed actor Rob Lowe that airs on PBS stations around the country. The series will begin airing the week of...

PBS is making a “Les Misérables” without all the singing

Les Misérables is getting its millionth remake of the past century, and this time—in a delightful twist—there will be no singing. BBC is set to…

“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…
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PBS Blogs

PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Producers Win Six Kidscreen Awards

PBS KIDS received three awards for Channel of the Year, Best Channel Website (for pbskids.org) and Best Game App (for PBS KIDS Games). Additionally, PBS KIDS producers took home 3 awards

For the 16th Consecutive Year Americans Rate PBS and its Member Stations Most Trusted Institution

For the 16th consecutive year, PBS and its member stations have been named #1 in public trust among American institutions in a nationwide annual survey.

PBS Announces SUMMER OF SPACE Lineup

PBS announced a celestial programming spectacle sure to excite any space enthusiast. A SUMMER OF SPACE multiplatform experience, anchored by the highly anticipated AMERICAN EXPERIENCE six-hour film “Chasing the Moon,” and including new science and history programs, will begin in July timed to the 50…

PBS and Ryman Auditorium Announce “Country Music: Live at the Ryman, a Concert Celebrating the Film by Ken Burns” Set for March 27

Ken Burns’s 16-hour COUNTRY MUSIC premieres in the fall of 2019 on PBS.

NO PASSPORT REQUIRED with Marcus Samuelsson Returns for Second Season on PBS

PBS and Vox Media’s Eater, the leading lifestyle network focused on food and travel, announced that NO PASSPORT REQUIRED, hosted and executive produced by renowned chef Marcus Samuelsson, will return for a second season this fall.

PBS Announces that Ken Burns’s COUNTRY MUSIC Will Premiere September 15, 2019 on PBS

COUNTRY MUSIC, a new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, premieres Sunday, September 15 through Wednesday, September 18, and Sunday, September 22 through Wednesday, September 25 at 8:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
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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 1,371 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.