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PBS Reno Wins 2021 Communicator Awards for Local Productions 

RENO, NV (May. 17, 2021) – PBS Reno is proud to announce two of its local productions, ARTEFFECTS and Wild Nevada, have earned three Gold Communicator Awards of Excellence and two Communicator Awards of Distinction, respectively.

PBS Reno won three Gold Communicator Awards of Excellence for three stories featured in ARTEFFECTS, a PBS Reno-produced series which has shined a light on local artists and arts organizations since 2016. The winning segments feature chain stitch artist Tina VinesStandup Comedy, and The Art of Fly Tying.

ARTEFFECTS is PBS Reno’s most award-winning series to date. More than 80 local segments have been picked up for national distribution among other PBS member stations, resulting in increased nationwide exposure to the arts in Reno/Sparks and surrounding communities across the United States. Locally-produced segments have been broadcast in Sacramento, Salt Lake City, New York, Boston, Detroit and Cleveland, just to name a few.  To learn more about the series and its team of producers, click here.

“The arts community here is amazing and has endless talent,” said Megan Myers, PBS Reno Vice President of Content and Marketing. “At PBS Reno, we are proud to tell these stories to our community and far beyond. We are blessed to have phenomenal storytellers Guinivere Clark, Rebecca Cronon and Martin Szillat, led by Dave Santina. Each content creator brings a unique perspective to the stories they tell and this resonates with audiences. It’s great to see our producers acknowledged in such a way, and an honor for the station to be recognized by our peers with accolades for the hard work these producers do.”

PBS Reno also earned two Communicator Awards of Distinction for two episodes of Wild NevadaRiver to River and Goldfield to Tonopah.

“PBS Reno has a long history of producing more and better content than should be expected from a station of its size,” said Dave Santina, PBS Reno Director of Local Content. “We’re thrilled that the Communicator Awards chose to honor the station’s content team and extend the PBS Reno legacy of award-winning work.”

About the Communicator Awards

The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded over two decades ago, it is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. The Communicator Awards are judged and overseen by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA). Learn more here.

About PBS Reno

As of November 2020, PBS Reno is watched by more than 124,000 people and more than 85,000 households weekly in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California, with viewership on multicast channels Reno Create and PBS KIDS Reno. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable, satellite services, and via livestream on YouTube TV. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-winning, locally-produced content. provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at watch.PBSReno.orgthat streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Ready To Learn Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.

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