PBS NewsHour Names Jon Gerberg General Assignment Producer

Washington, DC (July 21, 2015) — PBS NewsHour with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff on Monday welcomed Jon Gerberg as the nightly broadcast’s newest general assignment producer. Gerberg, who produced several pieces for NewsHour in recent months, has worked as a freelance journalist and producer in New York and overseas for the past six years.

“Jon is a talented, multi-faceted producer who can shoot and edit in all kinds of situations with skill and confidence,” said Sara Just, PBS NewsHour Executive Producer and SVP. “I am thrilled he is coming to Washington and joining our growing team.”

Gerberg has reported and produced video stories for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, MetroFocus at WNET and more. In 2014 he produced stories in Afghanistan for The New York Times and in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank for the Associated Press and others. He recently returned from a month in Brazil where he was doing a short documentary for TIME on the severe water crisis plaguing São Paulo.

“It is a true honor to join the NewsHour team,” said Gerberg. “I think this is an incredible opportunity to do some high quality journalism, with an organization I have admired for my entire career.”

Gerberg is a graduate of Ithaca College. He was a Stabile Fellow in Investigative Journalism while earning a masters from Columbia School of Journalism.

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