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PBS Reno Hires Membership Outreach Coordinator,
Programming Assistant


Allison Hartmann, Membership Outreach Coordinator
Melissa Peel, Programming Assistant

RENO, NV (October 26, 2023)PBS Reno has hired Allison Hartmann for the position of Membership Outreach Coordinator and Melissa Peel for the position of Programming Assistant.

Hartmann came to PBS Reno from the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, where she most recently held the position of Membership Coordinator. In her new role as PBS Reno Membership Outreach Coordinator, Hartmann will interact with thousands of PBS Reno members, process donation records, conduct financial reconciliation, and assist with station event planning including fundraising drives, membership acquisition, and the PBS Reno Kids Club.

“My first week at PBS Reno has been nothing less than incredible, and I can’t thank the team enough for making me feel so welcomed,” Hartmann said. “Seeing the positive community impact this organization creates along with witnessing the passion everyone brings to the table is truly inspiring. I’m eager to continue my development journey here at PBS Reno and I’m excited to continue learning more about the station.”

“Hartmann’s passion for serving her community makes her a perfect fit here at PBS Reno,” said Emma Glenn, PBS Reno Vice President of Development. “That passion is what maintains and strengthens our membership database, which is crucial to PBS Reno’s success and ability reach more viewers in the future.”

Peel is no stranger to PBS Reno. Since 2015, Peel has served in the capacity as a PBS Reno Broadcast Content Operator in which she maintained quality control over PBS Reno channel 5.1, Reno Create channel 5.2, and PBS KIDS on PBS Reno channel 5.1; met programming needs at the local and national level, and pivoted quickly and efficiently during unprecedented broadcast events including special reports or breaking news.   

“Being a part of PBS Reno has filled my heart with purpose and a sense of duty,” said Peel. “I am overjoyed with the amount of children’s education services that we provide northern Nevada. The opportunity to continue working with a team of people who are extraordinarily dedicated to the community has me delighted!”

“Melissa has demonstrated a fine attention to detail, a skill that is both relevant and crucial to maintaining the quality programs viewers expect from PBS Reno,” said Megan Myers, PBS Reno Vice President of Content. “Her transition to programming is a great fit and we will capitalize on her eye for perfection as we continue to fill our daily schedule with amazing and timely content.”

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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