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Courtney Pledger has persevered through five not always smooth years as chief of Arkansas PBS, formerly the Arkansas Educational Television Network. “I’m nothing if not stubborn,” Pledger said.
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Courtney Pledger Commits Herself To Arkansas, and Awaits Her Raise

Despite being wooed for other positions, Pledger, executive director and CEO of Arkansas PBS, has transformed the public media station in her five-year tenure. read more >
Courtney Pledger is executive director and CEO of Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Education / Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

The Education of Courtney Pledger

Arkansas PBS, now far more than the state’s educational TV network, claimed a basket of recent accolades after taking a crucial role during the pandemic: broadcasting a remote curriculum to the state’s children while continuing to evolve into a multiplatform conduit for telling Arkansas stories. read more >
Marge Betley, CEO of Arkansas PBS Foundation
Media & Marketing

Arkansas PBS Foundation Gets New CEO After Schism

After a leadership showdown and a nationwide search, the Arkansas PBS Foundation board has chosen a new CEO, experienced fundraiser Marge Betley. read more >
Education / Media & Marketing / Nonprofits

Arkansas PBS Earns $20K in Funding

Arkansas PBS recently won a 100-day challenge, earning $20,000 for programming expenses from the Susan Howarth Foundation. read more >
Chris Jones

Arkansas PBS Foundation Adds 4 to Board

The Arkansas PBS Foundation Board has four new board members, including Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub Director Chris Jones. read more >