NBR Worldwide LLC, the owner of PBS’ “Nightly Business Report” (NBR), announced an agreement with KQED Public Media to open a new Silicon Valley Bureau. San Francisco-based KQED will provide the reporting and production services for the new Silicon Valley Bureau of NBR.
“If there’s an important business news story on the West Coast, our viewers can be sure that the Nightly Business Report will be there to report it,” said Mykalai Kontilai, Chairman and Chief Executive of NBR Worldwide. “Having a reporter on the ground in Silicon Valley will give Nightly Business Report access to many of the business leaders and decision makers who shape our world,” he added.
The bureau’s editorial team will cover breaking news and feature stories in Silicon Valley. The bureau will cover technology, business and biotech trends, among other issues. The team includes reporter Robin McElhatton, who has been covering Silicon Valley on television and radio for more than 20 years. McElhatton was previously an anchor for KLIV-AM in San Jose; she also covered technology for KICU-TV in San Jose. Her other experience includes stints at KCCN-TV in Monterey and KNTV-TV in San Jose.
KQED Public Media owns PBS outlets KQED-TV San Francisco, KQET-TV Watsonville and KTEH San Jose, all in Northern California. It also owns KQED-FM San Francisco and KQEI-FM Sacramento.
“The innovations that are born in Silicon Valley have economic impact around the globe and our goal will be to put these developments in context for Nightly Business Report viewers nationwide,” said John L. Boland, President and Chief Executive of KQED/KTEH. “KTEH is thrilled to be a contributor to Nightly Business Report, one of the most respected and valued business-related programs in broadcast news.”