SOURCE: Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Corporation for Public Broadcasting

September 21, 2011 13:59 ET

Bruce Ramer Re-Elected Board Chair and Patricia Cahill Elected Vice Chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Sep 21, 2011) - The board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has re-elected Bruce Ramer to serve as chairman and elected Patricia Cahill to serve as vice-chairman. These are each one-year terms.

Bruce Ramer is an attorney and partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown, a firm specializing in entertainment and media matters. He has been active in public media for more than 20 years, having served on the board of KCET in Los Angeles, which he chaired from 2001 to 2003.

He was appointed to the CPB board by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the Senate in October 2008.

In addition to serving as chairman of CPB board for a second year, Mr. Ramer is a member of the board of trustees of the University of Southern California (USC) and the board of councilors of the USC Annenberg School for Communications and Journalism. He is chair of the USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business. Mr. Ramer is also a member of the board of trustees of the Herrhausen Institute for International Dialogue of the Deutsche Bank.

He was named one of the 100 most powerful lawyers in California by California Business Lawyer and one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal.

Mr. Ramer is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Madeline. They have four children and five grandchildren.

Patricia Cahill has worked in public radio for over 40 years. She is currently the general manager of KCUR-FM, the public radio station at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where she also serves as an assistant professor of Communication Studies.

Prior to her service at KCUR, Ms. Cahill worked as a reporter, producer, program director, news director, and general manager of KMUW-FM at Wichita State University, where she was also an instructor in speech communications and journalism.

She was appointed to the CPB board by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate in August 2009.

Ms. Cahill has served on the board of directors for NPR and as the chair of the Distribution/Interconnection Committee, the Membership Committee and the Development Committee. She was also the president of Public Radio in Mid America, a public radio membership organization.

Ms. Cahill earned a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kansas. She is the mother of two daughters.

About CPB
CPB (www.cpb.org), a private, nonprofit corporation created by Congress in 1967, is the steward of the federal government's investment in public broadcasting. It helps support the operation of more than 1,300 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide, and is the largest single source of funding for research, technology, and program development for public radio, television and related online services.

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