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Chrystie Heimert, VP of Marketing - 802-655-8052 | cheimert@vermontpbs.org

2021 Press Releases

August 18, 2021 - VPR Wins National Edward R. Murrow Awards For Feature Reporting, Podcast
Vermont Public Radio has won two 2021 National Edward R. Murrow Awards for its journalism in 2020 from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). More...

July 8, 2021 - Vermont PBS Continues Partnership with Vermont Agency of Education to Support Vermont’s Summer Enrichment Initiative
Vermont PBS today announced the continuation of its highly successful partnership with the Vermont Agency of Education (AOE) to provide curriculum support to Vermont schools. Since April of 2020, Vermont PBS has partnered with AOE to sustain and enhance learning for PreK-12 students with support from the Vermont Department of Libraries (VDL). Recently the AOE allocated $50,000 of federal relief funds to provide literacy and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Learning Kits to children and youth in summer programs. More...

July 1, 2021 - Vermont PBS and VPR Have Officially Merged New Brand will Launch in Early 2022
Effective today, Vermont PBS and Vermont Public Radio have merged to become a unified public media organization dedicated to community service. The Vermont PBS and VPR boards of directors first announced their intention to merge last September. More...

May 21, 2021 - VPR and Vermont PBS Present: (Un)fractured: Covering Race and Racial Injustice Issues in Our Communities
To mark the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, VPR and Vermont PBS will host a virtual event, (Un)fractured: Covering Race and Racial Injustice Issues in Our Communities, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25 to explore how Vermont media has covered race and racial justice. More...

May 7, 2021 - Vermont PBS Garners Three New England Emmy Nominations
Vermont PBS proudly announces it has been nominated for three New England Emmy nominations this year. The New England Emmys are awarded for excellence in video content. Winners will be announced during a virtual ceremony on June 26. More...

May 5, 2021 - Officer Clemmons of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to Discuss His Life and Memoir
Vermont PBS adds a new virtual OVEE event to its line up with An Evening with Dr. Francois Clemmons on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00 pm. Join host Jane Lindholm for an in-depth interview with Dr. Clemmons, who will read an excerpt from his memoir, Officer Clemmons: A Memoir, answer audience questions, and conduct a virtual book signing. More...

April 21, 2021 - VERMONT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AND VERMONT PBS ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF THE MADE HERE FILM FESTIVAL
The Vermont International Film Festival [VTIFF] is pleased to announce the inaugural launch of the Made Here Film Festival, the only film festival dedicated exclusively to films and filmmakers from the Northern New England states of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts; Northern New York; and their neighbors in Québec. The Festival is a partnership with Vermont PBS. More...

April 15, 2021 - Mister Chris and Friends Returns with New Short Videos and Songs Focused on Routine
The flowers are blooming, the bees are buzzing, and Mister Chris is singing! This May welcomes back the Emmy-award winning program Mister Chris and Friends with a series of five short, four-minute videos all about routine. Join Mister Chris, Wishing Well, and their new friend Elephant as they celebrate daily routines. More...

April 9, 2021 - Vermont PBS Announces Three New Virtual Events
Vermont PBS’ successful series of online events with OVEE (pronounced “oh-vee”) and Zoom continues this April with three special features: Philly D.A., Gardening with Charlie Nardozzi, and a Taste of Fame: A Virtual Cooking Event with Lidia Bastianich. OVEE gives participants interactive access to the people and topics at the heart of public media. Register for these events through the links below or find them all and more at vermontpbs.org/events. More...
 

April 8, 2021 - Fran Tobin Joins VPR & Vermont PBS As Vice President Of People & Culture
Vermont Public Radio and Vermont PBS have announced the appointment of Fran Tobin as Vice President of People & Culture. Tobin brings to this newly created position more than two decades of experience in human resource management in the private, public and education sectors, including executive level management, strategic program management, training and employee development, and organizational development. Tobin Headshot | More...

February 12, 2020 - PBS KIDS and PBS KIDS Producers Win Eight Kidscreen Awards
Vermont PBS believes it brings its viewers the best entertainment and educational programming for kids, and the 2021 Kidscreen Awards agree! The annual awards, which celebrate the year’s best in children’s media, were announced on Tuesday, February 9 during a virtual ceremony. This year PBS KIDS received four awards for Channel of the Year, Best YouTube Channel, Best Website, Preschool (for pbskids.org), and Best Game App (for PBS KIDS Games).This is the seventh time PBS KIDS has been named Channel of the Year since the award's inception in 2011. More...


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