Since ValleyPBS first went on the air in April of 1977, the Station has been committed to enriching the lives of Valley residents though a combination of educational and entertaining programming and solid community outreach and service. As the Central Valley’s only community licensed public television station, ValleyPBS has delivered exceptional television to homes from Merced to Bakersfield.  The Station reaches more than 94% of households with a television in our service area and broadcasts more than 70 hours of quality, research-based children’s programming each week.   In addition to the core line-up of PBS signature programming, ValleyPBS also purchases and broadcasts a host of additional series and fan favorites like Doc Martin, Father Brown, Huell Howser’s California’s Gold and others.  Moreover, the Station produces local documentaries that bring light to important Valley issues as well as a weekly show highlighting agriculture – Valley’s Gold.


ValleyPBS is the Valley’s Preschool, Classroom, Stage for the Arts and Lens for Exploration, pointing citizens of all ages to destinations where their interests will be served, their spirits lifted and their voices and perspectives heard.


ValleyPBS enriches, educates and strengthens our diverse Valley community through the power of public service media.

Leadership Staff

Phil Meyer President & CEO
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Phyllis Brotherton Executive Vice President & CFO Email Phyllis Brotherton

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Elizabeth Laval Senior Vice President, Content & Development Email Elizabeth Laval

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Shadi Sabra Vice President, Technology & Broadcast Operations Email Shadi Sabra

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Station Management

Natali Carrera, Director of Educational Services & Grants

Candice Pendergrass, Director of Development & Marketing

Randy Reed, Director of Production

Gary Renner, Director of Leadership Giving

Nancy Borjas, Membership Manager

Jordan Escobar, Children’s Services Manager

Steven Lee, Broadcast Operations Manager

Vicki Lund, Accounting Manager

Shatera Sangster, Digital Services Manager

Sarah Soghomonian, Production Manager


ValleyPBS Board of Directors

Jose Plascencia – Chair

Jane Olvera Quebe – Vice Chair

Karen Musson – Financial Officer

Kurt Madden – Immediate Past Chair / Interim Secretary

Kristen Beall Barnes – Kern County Board Member

Jody Graves – Tulare County Board Member

Dr. Yolanda Partida – At Large Board Member

Lorenzo Rios – At Large Board Member

James Shekoyan – Fresno County Board Member

Larry Stefani – Merced County Board Member

Debra Bradley – Fresno County Board Member

Jim Pierce – Chair of Community Advisory Board 

William Lyles – Director Emeritus


Community Advisory Board

Jim Pierce, Chair – Madera County

Michelle W. Allison, Vice Chair – Merced County

Deborah Alexander – Madera County

Rosemary Caso  Tulare County

Gary Chahil — Fresno County 

Thomas Whit-Ellis – Fresno County

Murray Farber – Fresno County

Doug Morris – Fresno County

Kara Pierce-Malcher – Member at Large

Theresa Soares – Tulare County

Linda Tucker, Nominations Committee – Kings County

Debbie Walker – Kings County

Street Address

ValleyPBS 1544 Van Ness Ave Fresno, CA 93721

Member Hotline

1(800) 801-6500 (559) 266-1800 ext. 300
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