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PBS Reno Hires Administrative Assistant,
Broadcast Content Operator


Karley Pardue, Administrative Assistant
Lakota Jaussen, Broadcast Content Operator

RENO, NV (August 30, 2023)PBS Reno has hired Karley Pardue for the position of Administrative Assistant and Lakota Jaussen for the position of Broadcast Content Operator. 

Pardue brings five years of teaching experience from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she taught multiple sections of English composition as a Letter of Appointment Faculty. She also earned her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University in 2020.

“Joining PBS Reno is a dream come true, and working beside such amazing people with the spirit of fun and education in their hearts is a bonus,” said Pardue. “I’m excited to begin this new chapter of my life and can’t wait to see what this community will teach me and the dreams and goals we can reach together.”

“Karley is a perfect fit for the role of Administrative Assistant, which is a key role here at PBS Reno,” said Brynne Kenney, PBS Reno Vice President of Administration. “Karley’s professional and friendly demeanor, along with her excellent written and communication skills, are vital in maintaining our daily operations with the public at the level expected by our viewers and donors.”

Jaussen brings six years of experience in broadcast journalism from KTVN 2 News in Reno, where he served as a Digital Content Producer. He also worked at Truckee Meadows Community College as an IT Student Worker overseeing the setup and operation of Audio/Visual equipment for college events.

“I am looking forward to continuing my career in broadcast television at PBS Reno,” said Jaussen. “Public television is essential and I’m grateful to be a part of the team who provides such robust services to our community.”

“We are excited to have Lakota join the PBS Reno team as a Broadcast Content Operator,” said David Medow, PBS Reno Broadcast Content Supervisor. “He will play a key role in supporting our Engineering department as we continue to Entertain Your Curiosity.”


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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