On Jan. 3, PBS Reno welcomed two new employees: Cortney Arrington as development officer/grant writer and Alex Muench as a content creator. Arrington will work to ensure the station secures grant funding and support the station’s thriving Education Services department, among other duties. Arrington previously worked as a Resource Development Coordinator at Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, where she wrote grants for the organization, according to a Jan. 10 press release. “I’m so happy to join the PBS Reno team,” Arrington said in a statement. “Everyone at the organization shows up with so much dedication and passion and I can’t thank everyone enough for making me feel so welcome. I’m really looking forward to working with the team to bring in funding for the incredible programs and resources that PBS Reno offers to the community.”
Muench returns tor PBS Reno; previously, he worked at the station and edited its “Cargo” series, which featured musical performances at Whitney Peak Hotel in Downtown Reno, among other duties. He is a seasoned freelance videographer for “Wild Nevada” and producer/editor of the PBS Reno STEM Works Digital Short series, and will continue work on both productions as a full-time employee.
“I’ve always loved everything that PBS does to help inform and educate our community,” Muench stated. “Having the opportunity of being able to put my creative skills to work to help with that mission is extremely exciting and rewarding. I'm thrilled to return to PBS Reno and use my skillset to grow our fantastic Content and Marketing team.”