Skip to main content

PBS Reno Promotes Bryan Carr to Chief Engineer


Bryan Carr, Chief Engineer of PBS Reno

RENO, NV (AUGUST 11, 2023)PBS Reno has promoted Bryan Carr to the position of Chief Engineer. 

As Chief Engineer, Carr works with a team of engineers and maintenance technicians who keep PBS Reno current with technological improvements including network updates, restructuring station equipment, building and studio improvements, and transmitter work around the region. 

“Technology changes constantly and our response must be immediate, immaculate, and adaptable,” said Carr. “I am proud to lead the Engineering department to meet these demands to keep PBS Reno up-to-date technologically on the air for our viewers and within our building for our staff to continue to serve our community.”

Carr attended Truckee Meadows Community College, where he studied electronics and industrial maintenance. He worked as an Engineer at Circus Circus in Reno for several years before working in public safety communications projects at Raven Electronics. Carr joined PBS Reno in February 2019 as broadcast engineering technician and was promoted to Assistant Chief Engineer in January 2021. His experience and work ethic proved vital during the COVID-19 pandemic that temporarily forced a work-from-home model to keep the station operating as usual.

“We are proud of Bryan and the excellent work he has done during his time at PBS Reno,” said Kurt Mische, PBS Reno President and CEO. “That performance has earned him the confidence of our team and this promotion as well.”

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.

Contact us:

Membership Questions:
Programming Hotline:

Phone: 775.600.0555
Address: 1670 N. Virginia St. • Reno NV 89503