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PBS39 Debuts Nightly Newscast Featuring 10 New Journalists

The “Reporter Corps” initiative is one of the most significant journalistic hirings in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania in decades.

Bethlehem, PA. - September 10, 2018 - PBS39 News Tonight, a nightly newscast featuring ten new journalists, will premiere on Monday, September 17. This new program is designed to complement commercial news with in-depth, solution-based, accountability and process journalism.

“PBS39 is uniquely suited to handle this type of journalism, as we do not have the constraints of commercial news”, said Tim Fallon, Chief Executive Officer at PBS39. “We have an opportunity to undertake a different kind of journalism, where we are looking beyond the story of the day with a mission to give citizens a deeper understanding of their community.”

PBS39 Reporter Corps TM journalists are now living and working in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley including, Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon and Monroe in Pennsylvania, plus Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. The PBS39 Reporter Corps TM is run by journalists Jim Deegan, Managing Editor and Monica Evans, Executive Producer.

“This newscast is not intended to cover crime, weather and traffic,” said Yoni Greenbaum, Chief Content Officer for PBS39. “It is about the revival of community journalism, which has been eroding steadily over the last decade. We’re telling the stories that nobody else is telling.”

PBS39 News Tonight will air at 6:30 and again at 11 p.m. on PBS39/WLVT. PBS39’s television signal currently reaches about 3.1 million people. Check your local listings to find the correct channel number for your cable or satellite provider. View the latest PBS39 Reporter Corps TM stories online and follow PBS39 News Tonight on Instagram for a look behind the scenes. If you have a story idea, please e-mail news@wlvt.org.


About PBS39
PBS39 is a community-owned public television station licensed to Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton, Pa., serving eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. PBS39 is owned and operated by the Lehigh Valley Public Telecommunications Corporation. PBS39 acts as the catalyst to promote civic engagement, and to fulfill the regional needs of the Greater Lehigh Valley through its dynamic communication platforms and resources. PBS39 Reporter Corps TM journalists are now embedded in the ten counties that make up the Greater Lehigh Valley, including Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon and Monroe in Pennsylvania, plus Warren and Hunterdon counties in New Jersey. The PBS39 Reporter Corps TM is currently creating community-focused content for the PBS39 digital platform. The new nightly, televised newscast will launch September 17. For more information, visit wlvt.org.

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