Nevada Broadcasting Leader Joins KNPB Board of Trustees

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Nevada Broadcasting Leader Joins KNPB Board of Trustees


Reno, Nev.— Longtime Elko-based broadcaster, Lori Gilbert, has joined the KNPB Board of Trustees. In addition to spending more than three decades in news broadcasting, she was appointed to the Corporation of Public Broadcasting Board of Directors by President George W. Bush in 2008, and served until 2018, including a term as chair in 2017-2018.

“To have someone of Lori’s stature—a former CPB board member, board chair and a well-known broadcaster in our region—joining our board speaks volumes about KNPB and our ability to reach out and connect our community,” said Kurt Mische, President and CEO of KNPB.

Gilbert has spent most of her career as the news director for Elko Broadcasting Company’s KELK-AM and KLKO-FM, and she hosts a daily half-hour community news program called Elko Live. She has also been a member of the board of directors of the Associated Press Television and Radio Association of California and Nevada.

“I'm a big believer in the power of public media,” said Gilbert. “KNPB serves such a valuable service for the entire region, especially in rural communities—and I’m excited to help the station meet its mission long into the future.”

Gilbert was recently inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame, and often serves as a poet and host at the annual National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko.

The 22-member board of trustees is the licensee for Channel 5 Public Broadcasting Inc., which owns and operates KNPB.




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