NEW YORK, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBR Worldwide LLC, the owner of PBS' Nightly Business Report (NBR), today announced the opening of a new Phoenix bureau as part of an agreement with Eight, Arizona PBS.
The Phoenix bureau will cover stories about business and economic issues in Arizona and discuss and detail their national and global impact. Eight, Arizona PBS produces its own award-winning programs, including HORIZON, its nightly public affairs program, HORIZONTE, its weekly series examining Arizona issues through a Hispanic perspective, and the Arizona Collection, an anthology of programs that celebrates the people, places, and history of Arizona.
"The partnership with Eight, Arizona PBS is the latest exciting step Nightly Business Report has taken to expand the depth and breadth of our reporting and improve the viewer experience as well as our continued plan to partner with PBS affiliates and create long term value for the stations NBR serves," said Mykalai Kontilai, Chairman and Chief Executive of NBR Worldwide. "We opened the first new Nightly Business Report bureau in Silicon Valley in November and successfully launched our Denver bureau earlier this month. Our viewers can trust that Nightly Business Report will continue to find ways to expand our editorial reach and we are very proud of how expediently we have been able to execute on our expansion plans."
The Phoenix bureau's editorial team is led by Managing Editor Ted Simons, who has worked in television and radio in the Phoenix area for more than 20 years. In addition to his role as Managing Editor, Simons is host of the award-winning HORIZON program. The partnership agreement was signed on May 15, 2011.
"KAET is pleased to be a contributor to Nightly Business Report. This partnership presents a unique opportunity to offer in-depth coverage of Arizona business issues to a wider audience," said Kelly McCullough, General Manager of Eight, Arizona PBS. "From our regular Arizona Technology & Innovation specials to our ongoing Arizona Economic Growth series, our viewers look to Eight as a source of timely and relevant business news."
Nightly Business Report, which has been broadcasting for more than 33 years, is the nation's most-watched daily business news program. It covers in detail every major business and economic story of the past three decades. Every weeknight, Nightly Business Report distills the essence of what matters in the business world, and provides analysis and reflection so the news has meaning. The opening of the Phoenix bureau is the latest move to enhance the program. In May, the Nightly Business Report announced the program will be broadcast five nights a week by SiriusXM Radio.
About Nightly Business Report: For more than three decades, the award-winning Nightly Business Report has provided business news in a fast-paced format. Timely investment information helps viewers manage their money and stay abreast of the news that affects their portfolios. Nightly Business Report premiered as a Miami regional program on January 22, 1979, with national distribution beginning in 1981. Underwritten by Franklin Templeton Investments, Nightly Business Report is distributed live to public television stations at 6:30pm ET every weeknight. Local broadcast times vary. For more information, please visit http://www.pbs.org/nbr.
About Eight, Arizona PBS: Eight, Arizona PBS specializes in the education of children, in-depth news and public affairs, lifelong learning, and the celebration of arts and culture — utilizing the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach services, and community-based initiatives.
The PBS station began broadcasting from the campus of Arizona State University on January 30, 1961. Now more than 80 percent of Arizonans receive the signal through a network of translators, cable and satellite systems. With more than 1 million viewers each week, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. Arizonans provide more than 60 percent of the station's annual budget. For more information, visit www.azpbs.org.
SOURCE Nightly Business Report