The F.M. Kirby Foundation is pleased to celebrate 10 years of continuous partnership with NJ PBS. Headquartered in Newark, NJ PBS, New Jersey’s public television network, brings quality arts, education, and public affairs programming to all 21 NJ counties and the tri-state area. In addition to local programs like Table for All, Drive by History and Sound Check, the organization also presents trusted PBS programming like Nature, Amanpour & Company, Nova and Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. The NJ PBS newsroom, NJ Spotlight News, produces multiplatform reporting, including the network’s flagship weeknight broadcast, NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi. Through its website, NJ PBS also offers free digital resources for educators and families for ages PreK-12, including Camp TV, an at-home camp experience, and NJTV Learning Live, with more than 200 hours of NJ public school teachers teaching lessons for third through sixth grade. NJ PBS is the only TV network that reaches the entire state of New Jersey and is the largest New Jersey-focused newsroom that does not require a paid subscription.
Recently, NJ PBS has expanded its programming to meet information gaps, engage audiences statewide, and celebrate the culture and history of the state. This includes creating original content that highlights NJ’s history, adding a multimedia social justice reporter to the NJ PBS team, and joining the Report for America cohort, a national program that places emerging journalists into local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues. NJ PBS has also branched into podcasting with the popular Hazard NJ series, which blends personal storytelling with investigative journalism focusing on New Jersey’s 114 superfund sites. With its wide range of offerings across a variety of mediums, NJ PBS is an invaluable resource for reliable information and cultural programming for all New Jerseyans.