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U.S. Senators Mike Enzi and John Barrasso, both R-Wyo., applauded President Donald Trump’s intent to nominate Riverton resident Ruby Calvert to be a member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting oversees the government’s investment in public broadcasting, which supports the operations of nearly 1,500 locally owned and operated public television and radio stations nationwide. The President of the United States appoints each member, who, after confirmation by the Senate, serves a six-year term. Calvert has been nominated to fill the remainder of a six-year term expiring January 1, 2022.

The senators sent letters to the Administration recommending Calvert.

“I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Ruby for many years. Even so, every time I see her there is usually something new to learn about the knowledge and passion she has for both Wyoming and broadcasting,” Enzi said. “Experience is an asset not easily or quickly gained and Ruby has it in abundance. She’s a very fine choice.”   

“Ruby has served in the public television system for 35 years. In that time, I’ve come to know her well,” Barrasso said. “Throughout her career, Ruby has worked with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to modernize and expand public television in Wyoming. With her knowledge, experience and skills, she will make a valuable addition to the CPB board.”

Calvert worked for the Wyoming Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in Riverton for more than 30 years, including 10 years as general manager of the station and president of the Wyoming PBS Foundation. Calvert also served two terms on the national PBS Board.