A few years ago I was a subcontractor on the CPB project dealing public radio and TV newsrooms. The project was, in part, to find the best news synergies between co-licensed public radio and TV stations. We found several shops with merged radio and TV news departments, but most collocated NPR and PBS go there own ways.
This is NOT the case at KPBS AM/TV [link] in San Diego. Led by Mike Marcotte and others, KPBS merged their newsrooms over two decades ago. Today KPBS radio, TV and digital excel in multi-platform reporting. Now KPBS TV is looking for an anchor/reporter for KPBS Evening Edition, who has public radio news experience. KPBS Evening Edition airs Monday through Friday at 5:00pm.
KPBS says they are looking for the next Gwen Ifill or Hari Sreenivasan of PBS Newshour. Dwane Brown, the previous anchor/reporter, left KPBS to be the first NPR newscaster based out of NPR West.
San Diego stories often become national or international stories, particularly issues involving the border. KPBS is one of the organizations behind The Fronteras Desk [link], a multimedia news cooperative covering developments on both sides of the border. We recently covered [link] another Fronteras Desk partner, KJZZ, Phoenix and their new Mexico City bureau.
You can see the complete job description here [link].