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KNPB expands development team and educational efforts


press_room_thumbnail-150x104-8017285-6235858KNPB NEWS RELEASE — KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting in Reno has hired two staff members providing for increased funding and expansion of KNPB Campus educational efforts. Cheryl Olson will head the educational department and Iris Key joins the development department.

KNPB has named Cheryl Olson as the new KNPB Manager of Educational Services. Olson aims to bring attention to KNPB as a go-to educational resource. As the KNPB Manager of Educational Services she will use her extensive experience in management and executive education programs to build the education component of the organization.

Iris Key brings over two decades of experience in management and grant research and development to her new position as Grant Coordinator. She will use her experience to increase funding for KNPB as it continues to grow its programming service, production of local content as well as educational services.

“Both Cheryl and Iris have exceptional skill sets and experience in the community that will benefit each of their new positions.” Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Programming, Tony Manfredi, said. “KNPB is celebrating its 30 year commitment to the community and with this addition of employees we will continue to expand our media and educational services.”

Olson and Key are both graduates of the University of Nevada, Reno.

KNPB Public Broadcasting is seen by 140,000 people weekly in northern Nevada and northeastern California. KNPB provides 3 digital broadcast television channels on channel 5.1, KNPB Create on channel 5.2 and KNPB Vme on channel 5.3. KNPB channels are also available on cable and satellite services. KNPB provides PBS national programming and award winning locally produced KNPB programming in standard and high definition. KNPB.org provides engaging interactive content, including the KNPB video portal at watch.knpb.org that streams all locally produced KNPB content and most PBS national content. KNPB serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services from KNPB Campus that bring classroom lessons to life. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, KNPB has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983. For more information visit knpb.org, or follow KNPB on Twitter and Facebook.

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