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Behind the Screens: Meet Ron Pierce




Ron Pierce joined PBS earlier this year as senior director of the PBS Veterans Initiative. Ron is a combat veteran himself, a graduate of West Point, and has been active in politics his entire life, including his most recent position at the Democratic National Committee. 


1. Describe your role on the PBS Station Services team.
My role is to direct the PBS Veterans Initiative with the goal to educate, raise awareness and break down the divide between the civilian and veteran community; assist stations in their outreach to the veteran community around PBS and local station produced content and finally, help make PBS a veteran and military family friendly resource.


2. What’s the best lesson you’ve learned so far working in public media?
There are a lot of brilliant people working here at PBS and are always willing to help.


3. What book are you reading right now?
The Black Count by Tom Reiss; (the real life story of Alexander Dumas’ father that inspired him to write “The Count of Monte Cristo” and “Three Musketeers”)


4. What’s the one website you can’t go a day without?
Duolingo


5. In your opinion, what are the upcoming social media trends?Not sure, something more powerful than FaceBook. ( hope I invent it.)


6. What’s one fact about you that would surprise most people?
I have run and completed 12 marathons.


7. What do you do when you aren’t working?
If possible, traveling and exploring new things.


8. Describe the internet in a word.
Liberating!