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PBS Reno Productions Recognized with Three 2022 Telly Awards


RENO, NV (May 27, 2022) — PBS Reno is thrilled to receive three 2022 Telly Awards for numerous local productions. The recognition from the Telly Awards comes one week after PBS Reno received seven 2022 Communicator Awards for its work on the air.

ARTEFFECTS segments featuring Gardnerville-based potter Troy Drake, Reno-based influencer and seamstress Sarah Hambly, and the locally-produced music video Heartbeat to Heartbeat, Eye to Eye, From Reno with Love earned a 2022 Silver Telly in the Television Documentary Series category.

PBS Reno also earned two 2022 Bronze Telly Awards in Entertainment and Corporate Image categories, respectively; one for Wild Nevada Memories (episode 109) and a second for a promotional sizzle acknowledging PBS Reno’s history since its inception on September 29, 1983.

The Telly Awards received more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents. PBS Reno is honored to receive recognition this year alongside submissions from PBS, ESPN, NBC, Hearst Media, and many reputable institutions.

“There is no recognition as meaningful as the recognition from one’s peers,” said Kurt Mische, PBS Reno President and CEO. “To receive these awards from such a high profile awards competition speaks to the consistently high quality of the work PBS Reno does on behalf of the community that supports us.”

Wild Nevada Memories was produced utilizing content from existing Wild Nevada episodes, and coupling segments with current perspectives and additional commentary from the show’s hosts. The production fit the demand for new content during a time when travel and in-person productions were limited due to the pandemic. The series can be viewed here.

ARTEFFECTS is PBS Reno’s most award-earning series to date. Since the series debuted in 2016, 117 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. 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.

About the Telly Awards

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after. With the recent evolution and rise of digital video (web series, VR, 360 and beyond), the Telly Awards today also reflects and celebrates this exciting new era of the moving image on and offline. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. Learn more here.

About PBS Reno

As of February 2022, PBS Reno Channel 5.1 is watched weekly by more than 113,000 people in approximately 62,000 households in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California, with viewership on multicast channels Reno Create 5.2 and PBS KIDS Reno 5.3. 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 that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Curiosity Classroom Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life with standards-based lessons and activities. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as thousands of individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.

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