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PBS Reno Hires Education Manager


Tammy Brocker: Education Manager of PBS Reno

RENO, NV (APR 28, 2023)PBS Reno has hired Tammy Brocker for the role of Education Manager. Brocker started Wednesday, April 19, 2023.

Brocker joins the expanding Education Services arm of PBS Reno that deploys a team of 40+ accredited facilitators to classrooms in seven counties in northern Nevada. She is a certified special education teacher with nine years of experience in the classroom in Washoe County School District. She holds a master’s degree in Special Education from the University of Nevada and a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.

“I have always wanted to work at PBS Reno beyond my role as a facilitator,” said Brocker. “I love kids and education is my passion. In my new role as Education Manager, I now have the pleasure of elevating our Curiosity Classroom Workshops to reach even more local students. I’m so happy to get to experience the joys of PBS Reno full time!”

As Education Manager, Brocker will communicate with PBS Reno’s 40+ facilitators who deliver more than 4,295 Curiosity Classroom Workshops annually to classrooms in Washoe County, Carson City, Douglas County, Lyon County, Humboldt County, Elko County, and White Pine County. Brocker will oversee the materials and supplies utilized by PBS Reno Education Services and will ensure each facilitator meets the needs of local students. 

“We are so pleased to have Tammy joining the PBS Reno Education Services team,” said Nancy Maldonado, PBS Reno Vice President of Education. “Tammy has been an enthusiastic facilitator with our Curiosity Classroom STEM workshop program for the 2022-23 school year, and her teaching experience in Washoe County School District is exceptional. She is a perfect fit for the Education department at PBS Reno and we are grateful for her support!”


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As of February 2023, PBS Reno Channel 5.1 is watched weekly by more than 98,377 people in approximately 67,400 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-earning, locally-produced content, with many local segments posted weekly to PBS Reno’s YouTube Channel. 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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