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

Oct 02, 2017

Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2017) — The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting, today unanimously elected Lori Gilbert and Bruce Ramer to serve a second one-year term as chair and vice chair, respectively.

“It is my honor and privilege to serve public media at this critical time. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act, I am so proud of the work of public media stations around the country, and that of PBS, NPR, and CPB,” said Gilbert. “As a result of our combined efforts, Americans of all political backgrounds support the content and services of public media. It is our responsibility to safeguard this important service for all Americans for the next 50 years.”

Fellow board members thanked Gilbert and Ramer for their leadership and service to CPB.

“I want to second Lori’s statement of commitment to the work of CPB and support of the activities of public media,” Ramer said. “I also want to express my thanks to Lori for her extraordinary leadership, and thank her and my fellow board members for their dedicated service to this board and to public media.”

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). Gilbert is serving her second term on the CPB Board and chairs the Education Committee. This is her second term as chair. She served as vice chair from 2014-2016.

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. 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 National Archives Foundation and the Center for the Digital Future and the Board of Advisors of the Peabody Awards. 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 CPB Board chair from 2010 to 2012 and currently chairs the Audit and Finance Committee. This is his second consecutive term as vice chair of the CPB Board.