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PBS Reno Hires New Grants Officer 


Shannon Strickland: New Grants Officer of PBS Reno

RENO, NV (APR 21, 2023)PBS Reno has hired Shannon Strickland for the role of Grants Officer. Strickland started Monday, April 17, 2023.

Strickland joins the robust Development arm of PBS Reno that acquires the necessary funding to keep PBS Reno on the air, while strengthening PBS Reno Education Services which delivers thousands of Curiosity Classroom Workshops to children in seven counties across northern Nevada.

“It is with great excitement that I am joining PBS Reno’s team,” said Strickland. “My family and I have benefitted from the educational opportunities provided by this organization for as long as I can remember. I’ve always admired PBS Reno’s community engagement and am delighted to work with this wonderful team of individuals. I’m very eager to contribute to PBS Reno’s mission, “Entertain Your Curiosity,” by helping acquire funding for the station’s fabulous programs.” 

Strickland brings experience in copywriting, copyediting, and teaching to PBS Reno. She taught multiple entry-level English composition courses at the University of Nevada, where she graduated in December 2022 with her Master of Arts in English with Public Engagement Emphasis. In her new role at PBS Reno, Strickland will work closely with the Vice President of Development to acquire grant funding to support PBS Reno and the many services the nonprofit public television station brings to northern and central Nevada and northeastern California. 

“I am thrilled to welcome Shannon to PBS Reno,” said Emma Glenn, PBS Reno Vice President of Development. “Having grown up watching the station, she understands the mission and demonstrates great enthusiasm when speaking about PBS Reno. Her passion for PBS Reno and our mission ties in with her excellent skillset and writing background, and makes her a wonderful addition to our staff.”


About PBS Reno

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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