CPB Board Elects Chair, Vice Chair


WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the steward of the federal government’s investment in public broadcasting, has unanimously re-elected Bruce Ramer as chair and elected Laura Gore Ross as vice chair.

They will serve one-year terms.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to work with my fellow board members, CPB’s leadership and staff, and our public media colleagues in communities across the country,” Ramer said. “More than ever, our nation needs a source of trusted journalism, quality educational content, and civil discourse and dialogue. Public media continues to be the source Americans trust most.”

Ross added, “I want to second Bruce’s statement of commitment to the work of CPB and support of activities of public media. As a result of our combined efforts, Americans of all backgrounds support the content and services of public media.”

Ramer is an attorney and partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, a firm specializing in entertainment and media matters, and was named one of the top 100 lawyers in California. He joined the board of Southern California public television station KCET-TV in 1992 and was its board chair from 2001-2003. He was first appointed to the CPB Board by President George W. Bush and reappointed by both President Obama and President Trump. He was vice chair of the CPB Board from 2016 to 2018 and in October 2018 was elected as chair, a position he also held from 2010 to 2012.

Ross was appointed to the CPB Board of Directors by President Donald Trump and confirmed by the Senate in May 2018. She is a retired attorney who served eight years as Chief of Staff to the Attorney General of the State of New York.