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PBS business show opens valley bureau

PBS’ Nightly Business Report has signed an agreement with KQED Public Media to open a new Silicon Valley Bureau that will be headed by Robin McElhatton, who has been covering the valley on television and radio for more than 20 years.

She was previously an anchor for KLIV-AM in San Jose, she also covered technology for KICU-TV in San Jose. Her other experience includes stints at KCCN-TV in Monterey and KNTV-TV in San Jose.

“Having a reporter on the ground in Silicon Valley will give Nightly Business Report access to many of the business leaders and decision makers who shape our world,” said Mykalai Kontilai, chairman and chief executive of the program’s owner, NBR Worldwide.

The bureau will cover technology, business and biotech trends, among other issues, according to a press release.

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