Life & Culture at PBS

The team at PBS is dedicated to furthering PBS' mission to create content that educates, informs and inspires. Each and every day, we commit to ensuring PBS and our member stations continue to be America’s largest classroom, the nation’s largest stage for the arts and a trusted window to the world.


Learn more about the great work being done by staff to build on PBS' amazing legacy in the following spotlight interviews.


    bishop-t.jpgChris Bishop is Creative Director of PBS KIDS. An accomplished artist and illustrator, Chris led the fall 2013 relaunch of and is also behind the new PBS KIDS brand designs.


    Nik-t.jpgNicole Eley-Carr is Senior Manager of Digital Content Strategy & Partnerships, focused on promoting PBS' rich cultural content. She is the founding manager of PBS Black Culture Connection, where she oversees day-to-day operations and content strategy of the site.


    Bill-Merkel-About-t.jpgBill Merkel is Director of Research at PBS, focused on understanding the PBS audience through Nielsen’s national ratings service, and providing insights to a wide range of customers.


    Tricia-Moore-sm.jpgTricia Moore is Director of Conference Services, and is part of the team that supports internal and external meetings for PBS.


    Ruppenthal-t.jpgKevin Ruppenthal is Director of Technology Communications & Engagement. Among other duties, he focuses on communications from PBS Technology & Operations out to the member stations.


    maria-t.jpgMaria Vera is Director of PBS KIDS Marketing & Communications and is part of the PR team behind the series launches of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD and PEG + CAT, as well as several popular on-going series.