Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board of Directors Elects Lori Gilbert as Chair and Bruce Ramer as Vice Chair

Sep 21, 2016

Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2016) – The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting, yesterday unanimously elected Lori Gilbert and Bruce Ramer to serve one-year terms as chair and vice chair, respectively.

Outgoing Board Chair Liz Sembler praised Ms. Gilbert’s leadership saying, “Lori’s focus on service to rural communities of America and her experience in commercial media provide valuable insights that inform the work of the Board.”

“It’s an honor and a privilege to work with my fellow board members, CPB's leadership and staff, and our public media colleagues in service to communities across the country. Public media’s service is vitally important,” said Ms. Gilbert.

Loretta Sutliff was appointed to the CPB board by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in August 2013. She works under the broadcast name Lori Gilbert and specializes in providing news to rural communities in northeastern Nevada. She is the longtime news director and host of a daily local news show for Elko Broadcasting Company's KELK-AM and KLKO-FM, named “News Station of the Year," by the Associated Press Television and Radio Association in 1999. In addition to her work in radio, she is the news director and a reporter for KENV-TV (NBC). Ms. Gilbert is serving her second term on the CPB board and chairs the Education Committee. She had served as vice chair since 2014. Her term expires in 2018.

Bruce M. Ramer was reappointed to the CPB board by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the United States Senate in August 2013. He was first appointed to the board by President George W. Bush. Mr. Ramer is an attorney and partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, a firm specializing in entertainment and media matters, and was named one of the top 100 lawyers in California. He joined the board of KCET in 1992 and was the chair of its board from 2001-2003. He is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Southern California (USC) and serves on the boards of the Herrhausen Institute for International Dialogue of Deutsche Bank and the National Archives Foundation. He is also chair of the USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business and a member of the board of councilors of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, the USC Gould School of Law and the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. He served as board chair from 2010 to 2012 and currently chairs the Audit and Finance Committee. His term expires in 2018.

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