Just two weeks after PBS NewsHour announced five staff promotions and the hire of Bob Kovach as senior producer for politics, yesterday Jon Gerberg joined the program as their latest general assignment producer. Gerberg’s freelanced for them in the past and most recently returned from a reporting trip to Brazil, where he shot a short docu on São Paulo’s water crisis.
“Jon is a talented, multi-faceted producer who can shoot and edit in all kinds of situations with skill and confidence,” said Sara Just, PBS NewsHour executive producer and svp, in a release posted on the site. “I am thrilled he is coming to Washington and joining our growing team.”
Gerberg’s experience is quite impressive. He’s reported and produced for The New York Times, the Washington Post, The Guardian, and Al Jazeera, among others. According to PBS NewsHour’s announcement, “In 2014 he produced stories in Afghanistan for The New York Times and in Israel, Gaza and the West Bank for the Associated Press and others.”
“It is a true honor to join the NewsHour team,” said Gerberg, a former Stabile Fellow in Investigative Journalism at the Columbia School of Journalism. “I think this is an incredible opportunity to do some high quality journalism, with an organization I have admired for my entire career.”