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.


In these videos, learn about the work of two PBS'ers who work on the digital design team. In the spotlight interviews below that, learn more about the great work being done by other staff members to build on PBS' amazing legacy.


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.