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  • BOSTON (December 20, 2021) – Boston public media producer GBH has awarded four fellowships to innovative staff and independent producers, recognizing excellence, potential and creativity. The recipients of the 2022 Fellowship Awards are Jackie Bruleigh and Nicole Velez, who received the Becton Fellowship; Daniel Ofman, who received the Margret and Hans Rey/Curious George Producership; and Jamila Ephron, recipient of the Peter S. McGhee Fellowship.
  • Boston (December 3, 2021) - Today, GBH presents Holiday Music and Musings, a celebration of local talent during the month of December, bringing back free, in-person events to GBH’s Boston Public Library Studio. The series kicks off with a holiday performance by Jamaica Plain’s Sheffield Chamber Players and concludes with a Christmas country music set performed by local country star Ayla Brown on Thursday, December 16.
  • BOSTON (December 2, 2021) – GBH News today announced the launch of Talking Politics, a new weekly show that will take a deep dive into local politics, with a special focus on the 2022 Massachusetts gubernatorial race. Hosted by GBH News politics reporter Adam Reilly, the panel-based series will feature conversations with local political newsmakers, influencers, analysts and activists. GBH News City Hall reporter Saraya Wintersmith, Statehouse Bureau reporter Mike Deehan and politics editor Peter Kadzis will also be key contributors. Talking Politics debuts on Friday, December 3 at 7:00 p.m. on GBH 2 and streaming on the GBH News YouTube Channel.
  • BOSTON (November 22, 2021) – GBH News will continue a long-standing tradition of broadcasting its “Ask the Mayor” segment with new Boston Mayor Michelle Wu on Boston Public Radio on Tuesday, November 23 from noon to 1 pm ET. The city’s first woman and first person of color elected mayor will take questions from the audience and hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan one week after her swearing-in ceremony at Boston City Hall. Listeners can hear “Ask the Mayor” on 89.7 FM in Greater Boston or at www.wgbhnews.org from anywhere and are welcome to call 877-301-8970, email bpr@wgbh.org or tweet @bospublicradio to be part of the conversation.
  • BOSTON (November 15, 2021) – Public media organizations GBH and PRX announced today the appointment of Dan Lothian as executive producer of The World, public radio’s longest-running daily global news program. Lothian assumes the role of executive producer after serving as interim executive producer since March 2021.
  • BOSTON (November 15, 2021) – High School Quiz Show® has revealed the 17 Massachusetts high schools that will compete on Season 13 of the televised academic tournament from Boston public media producer GBH. These teams received the highest scores from among a total of 72 teams from across the state that participated in the program’s second virtual Super Sunday qualifying event. Among the schools are three first-time competitors, as well as defending champion Belmont High School.
  • BOSTON (November 12, 2021) – Signaling a new era for its popular local morning program, GBH has named Paris Alston and Jeremy Siegel as the new co-hosts of Morning Edition at GBH News. The two journalists will bring a fresh and contemporary energy to the show, reinventing GBH’s morning news experience while welcoming new voices and perspectives into a daily multiplatform news conversation.
  • Boston, MA (November 9, 2021) – Recognizing that the health and wellbeing of our planet and the urgent need to mitigate the effects of climate change are of critical importance, GBH, the nation’s largest public media producer, has launched the Planet Forward Fund. This focused fundraising initiative is designed to support programs that amplify climate and environmental issues with an eye toward illuminating practical, equitable, and sustainable solutions to the current climate crisis.
  • BOSTON (November 8, 2021) – After more than a year away due to Covid, public media producer GBH returns to broadcasting in the heart of the city on Tuesday with the reopening of the GBH Studio at the Boston Public Library.
  • BOSTON – (November 4, 2021) Boston-based public media producer GBH has been honored with five 2022 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award nominations for outstanding journalism. FRONTLINE’s American Insurrection, COVID’s Hidden Toll and Waste Land; NOVA’s Human Nature; and WORLD CHANNEL’s Meltdown in Dixie were among 30 finalists recognized for public service reporting.
  • BOSTON (October 5, 2021) – GBH News has launched a year-long multiplatform initiative exploring the distinct stories of local people who – by choice or circumstances – are reinventing their lives in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Launching on October 5, The Big Quit: Why I’m Moving On, features stories from people who have found themselves questioning their work and personal lives during the pandemic and made bold choices to forge new identities.
  • BOSTON (September 22, 2021) – GBH News today is launching a video version of The Curiosity Desk, creating a weekly digital series on multiple platforms that will provide answers to perplexing questions posed by the audience. Viewers will learn the backstory behind questions like ‘Why do some local intersections allow a right on red and others don't?,’ ‘Is it really illegal to tear the tags off of mattresses?’ and ‘Do birds have a sense of smell?’
  • In-Depth Reporting Initiative Includes New Pop-Up Television Series, Curated Voter Resources, Coverage of the Boston Mayoral Race and a New Politics Newsletter
  • BOSTON – (July 29, 2021) Boston public media producer GBH has been honored with 24 nominations for the 42nd Annual Emmy® Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). FRONTLINE, GBH’s investigative journalism series, earned 19 News and Documentary nominations for films that examine critical domestic and international issues — from investigating COVID-19’s devastation, to Amazon’s rise and reign, to the growing threats of conspiracy theories in American politics and the Taliban’s power abroad. NOVA, the most-watched primetime science series on American television, earned four News and Documentary nominations for Nature’s Fear Factor, which spotlights the role of predators in wildlife recovery and Human Nature, which explores the ethics of gene editing technology. In addition, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW received its 19th Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the category of Outstanding Structured Reality Program.
  • Boston, MA – As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new PBS series explores the accelerated pace of change in the workplace and the potential for long-term impact on workers, employers, educators and communities across our country. Prior to the start of the pandemic, a team of award-winning filmmakers at public media powerhouse GBH had begun exploring the experiences of American workers across industries, generations, geographies and pay levels. The resulting multi-platform series, Future of Work, makes its debut this summer on streaming and broadcast platforms.
  • BOSTON (July 14, 2021) - GBH Kids, the premiere home in public media for children, today announced a new development deal with New York Times bestselling author and Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander to create and produce a multiplatform project, including a television series based on his first children’s book Acoustic Rooster and his Barnyard Band. Alexander will serve as one of the executive producers of the show along with Executive Producer Marcy Gunther. This stellar team also includes Kay Donmyer, writer for the Emmy Award-winning children’s show CURIOUS GEORGE, who will also serve as the series’ co-creator and head writer; executive producer Angel Tyree and musical consultant Randy Preston, both from Alexander’s Big Sea Entertainment.
  • BOSTON (July 6, 2021) - GBH, the leading multiplatform creator for public media in America, today announced the promotions of Executive Producer Dorothea Gillim to Creative Director, Executive Producer Marisa Wolsky to Director of Children’s STEM Media, and Lisa A. Jones to the newly created role of General Manager, GBH Kids. These key personnel moves within the Children’s Media and Education department come as 35-year GBH Senior Executive Producer Carol Greenwald, creator of the popular GBH and PBS TV series ARTHUR, steps into a consulting role as Creative Advisor.
  • BOSTON (June 29, 2021) – GBH News has been honored with three New England Emmy Awards, recognizing outstanding work in local television news and video production. Presented by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Boston/New England Chapter, the awards are dedicated to fostering creative leadership in the television industry and encouraging excellence in artistic, educational, cultural, and technical progress.
  • BOSTON (June 21, 2021) – Belmont High School has earned the Season 12 State Championship trophy on GBH’s High School Quiz Show®. Veteran competitor Belmont took on two-time defending champions Boston Latin School in a tight match, ultimately coming out ahead with a final score of 1070 to 1060 points in the season finale which premiered Saturday, June 19, 2021.
  • BOSTON (June 18, 2021) - PBS Kids and Boston public media producer GBH today announced the season 3 premiere of PBS KIDS’ PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC. This season will feature 10 brand new half-hour episodes on PBS KIDS. The first three episodes of the new season will debut on June 18 from 7:00-8:30 PM/6:00-7:30 PM CT as part of PBS KIDS Family Night on the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and streaming on PBS KIDS digital platforms .
  • BOSTON (May 6, 2021) – GBH News has won six Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, including the Overall Excellence award for the second year in a row. The public media outlet is the first recipient of the new Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion award, and also was recognized in the categories of Feature Reporting TV, Sports Reporting, Investigative Reporting and Excellence in Sound.
  • BOSTON (April 15, 2021) – Boston public media producer GBH and JazzBoston are teaming up to celebrate International Jazz Day. GBH’s Eric Jackson will host JazzNOW: No Borders, a free live virtual performance on Friday, April 30 at 8 pm. Live from the acoustically acclaimed GBH Fraser Performance Studio, the event will feature the Jazz World Trio, a group of three international artists each with a strong Boston tie. The video performance streams to the GBH website.
  • BOSTON (April 6, 2021) – Boston public media producer GBH has announced a partnership with classical music streaming service IDAGIO on a new concert series to bring classical music performances into the homes of listeners. Over the next several months, GBH and IDAGIO will bring listeners a series of five compelling video concerts featuring celebrated classical musicians performing in GBH’s Fraser Performance Studio. The concerts will be streamed to IDAGIO’s Global Concert Hall audience.
  • BOSTON, MA, April 6, 2021 – PBS KIDS and GBH Boston today announced that the award-winning animated series MOLLY OF DENALI will return for a second season in Fall 2021. Following its premiere in 2019, MOLLY OF DENALI received critical acclaim, including a Peabody Award, a Television Critics Association Award and a Kidscreen Award. In its first year, MOLLY OF DENALI reached more than 42 million people1 on-air on PBS KIDS and the PBS KIDS digital platforms have over 450K users each month.2
  • BOSTON (March 31, 2021) – The American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB) has released a new online exhibit – Freedom Song: Interviews from Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954–1965 – that explores the history behind and making of the groundbreaking civil rights series Eyes on the Prize. Using unedited interviews recorded for the series, as well as an interactive map of locations central to the civil rights movement and a timeline of critical events, the Freedom Song exhibit breathes new life and context into the epic series produced by filmmaker Henry Hampton’s Blackside Inc., which premiered on PBS in 1987. The exhibit was curated by Michelle Kelley, Ph.D., a cinema studies scholar who worked with students on the Eyes on the Prize interviews as a postdoctoral teaching fellow at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Boston, MA (March 25, 2021) – WORLD Channel, a national public media broadcast, online and social media platform with news and documentaries humanizing complex issues from across the globe, is teaming up with PBS to bring back Eyes on the Prize, the iconic history series on race in America. The 14-part series will begin airing Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 9 p.m. ET, on WORLD Channel, and will be available to PBS member stations nationwide beginning April 10, 2021 (check local listings).
  • BOSTON (March 23, 2021) – High School Quiz Show®, GBH’s award-winning televised academic competition for Massachusetts high school students, will premiere its 12th season at 6 p.m. on April 3 on GBH 2 and on the show’s web page and YouTube channel. Award-winning Boston media personality Billy Costa returns to host as 17 teams vie for the state championship. The show was produced using a new, innovative hybrid model with students competing remotely and Costa hosting from GBH studios in Boston.
  • BOSTON (March 17, 2020) – Boston public media producer GBH announced today an expansion of its award-winning local arts coverage, adding digital writer James Bennett II to its news team.
  • BOSTON (March 16, 2021) – Belinda Termeer, head of the Termeer family office and president, co-founder, and member of the Board of Directors of The Termeer Foundation, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for Boston public media producer GBH.
  • BOSTON (March 3, 2021) – GBH News marks the one-year anniversary of the pandemic by presenting “A Year Apart: How COVID Changed Us,” featuring a full day of special programming across radio, television, digital and social media platforms on Wednesday, March 10.
  • BOSTON (February 25, 2021) – All Rev’d Up, a podcast from Boston public media producer GBH, offers a special episode inspired by the recent PBS documentary The Black Church: This is Our Story, This is Our Song. The special episode precedes the podcast’s third season kick-off in March.
  • (Boston, Mass., February 11, 2021) – GBH’s A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan is making its return virtually this year, March 11-17. Tickets for A Virtual St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn are on sale now at www.brianodonovan.com. The popular variety show celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in true Irish style, drawing together award-winning artists for audiences to experience the joy in song, dance and literary traditions from across the Celtic world.
  • BOSTON – (February 11, 2021) For the third time, Boston public media producer GBH has been honored with three 2021 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards for outstanding journalism. The 2021 awards recognized FRONTLINE’s For Sama, a gripping, first-person account of one woman’s experience of the Syrian conflict; NOVA’s Decoding COVID-19, a scientific investigation into the coronavirus pandemic in its early weeks; and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s Chasing the Moon, a look back on the race to land a man on the moon.
  • BOSTON – (February 11, 2021) Boston public media producer GBH has been recognized with two 2021 Kidscreen Awards, honoring Molly of Denali in the inaugural “Best Inclusivity” category and Scribbles and Ink in the “Best Alternative Game” category.
  • BOSTON (February 1, 2021) – High School Quiz Show revealed today the competition bracket for Season 12 of the popular academic series from Boston public media producer GBH. Following the program’s first-ever virtual Super Sunday qualifying quiz on January 24, seventeen high school teams from across Massachusetts advanced to the televised competition. In a season of firsts, High School Quiz Show is also welcoming four new teams, including the first team of homeschooled students in the show’s history. The two-time defending champion Boston Latin School, as well as four other former champions, also will be competing.
  • BOSTON, MA. February 1, 2021 – A new survey of teachers during the pandemic shows that they need new and greater professional development and support, as well as instructional tools and student-facing resources in order to be successful during remote learning. Surveying more than 1,900 educators nationwide before and after the COVID-19-forced transition to remote schooling, GBH Education found significant differences in teachers' confidence in using digital media resources and critical inequities in access to digital media among students, especially among those in public schools, rural areas, and Title 1 schools. The results underscore a need for greater training support for educators and a stronger commitment to providing access to equipment and internet for students who need it.
  • BOSTON (January 29, 2021) – Boston public media producer GBH was recognized this week with two Public Media Awards for its commitment to impactful youth media in 2020 for the productions of High School Quiz Show and Search It Up!. Awarded by the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), the 52nd Annual Public Media Awards honor members’ outstanding work in education, community engagement, marketing/communications and content.
  • (BOSTON) – The Huntington Theatre Company in partnership with GBH presents the audio version of the comedy Tiger Style! by Mike Lew and directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel (Hand to God on Broadway).