KPBS-TV names Shepherd news director

KPBS-TV Ch. 15, a PBS member station in San Diego has appointed Terence Shepherd news director, a post he recently held at WLRN Public Radio & Television. Previously, Shepherd served as managing editor at Bankrate. He worked at The Miami Herald for more than 13 years. There, he held the posts of business Monday editor, […]

PBS Next Avenue managing editor Eisenberg set to retire

Richard Eisenberg will be retiring as managing editor of PBS Next Avenue. His last day is Jan. 4. As managing editor, Eisenberg is responsible for all content on Nextavenue.org, the PBS site for people 50+. He is also an editor and blogger about personal finance and careers for the site. His blog also appears on […]

Houston Public Media appoints Johnson-Ramirez news director

Houston Public Media has named Laurie Johnson-Ramirez as its news director. She had been serving as interim news director since June, after serving as executive producer for the past 4 years. She also played a vital role in launching The Texas Newsroom, a collaboration between Houston Public Media, NPR and public media stations in Dallas, […]

PBS taps Nawaz as chief correspondent/Friday White House correspondent

PBS NewsHour has promoted Amna Nawaz to the post of chief correspondent/Friday White House correspondent. Previously, she served as a senior national correspondent and primary substitute anchor. She was also an anchor/reporter at ABC News and was managing editor/correspondent at NBCNews.com. Nawaz was also an associate producer in the NBC News New York bureau. She […]

MSNBC hires Pluto as a communications manager

Liza Pluto has joined MSNBC PR team as a communications manager overseeing the daily communications for “Morning Joe” and perspective weekend programming, reports Politico. She comes from PBS where she was a senior publicity manager. Before that, she was with CNN for over five years holding various roles, including PR coordinator, publicist, senior publicist and […]

PBS taps Alcindor as host of “Washington Week”

Yamiche Alcindor has been appointed host of “Washington Week” at PBS. She succeeds Robert Costa, a reporter for The Washington Post who took over in 2017 and left the show this year, reports The New York Times. Alcindor will continue her role as White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour while also staying on as a […]

PBS promotes Bugg to new role

Sylvia Bugg has been promoted to chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming at PBS, reports Politico. Previously, she was vice president, programming, overseeing the general audience programming editorial team and leading the content strategy across all genres, including news, public affairs, documentaries, history, science, natural history and arts programs. Previously, Bugg […]

Al Jazeera, WSJ and PBS nominated for business Emmys

The nominations for the 41st annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards including the following in the business categories: For Outstanding Business, Consumer of Economic Report, the finalists are: “Targeted by a Text” by Al Jazeera International USA; “Recovering from Rehab” by Al Jazeera International USA; “System Failure: The Boeing Crashes” by Al Jazeera International USA; […]

FT, PBS partner to cover U.S. opioids epidemic

The Financial Times and PBS have debuted “Opioids Inc.,” a combined investigation into the role one pharmaceutical company played in fueling America’s epidemic of opioid addiction, and how it and its stockholders profited from it. This is the first-ever collaboration between “Frontline” and the FT, while demonstrating the latter’s continued investment to engage audiences in […]

Energy reporter Cusick leaves Pennsylvania broadcast job to join PBS

Journalist Marie Cusick is leaving her job with StateImpact Pennsylvania and WITF broadcast services to work with student journalists at PBS News Hour and PBS reporting labs. As the Harrisburg reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania, Cusick has covered energy and environmental issues for public radio stations statewide. She has also been part of NPR’s energy and […]