The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the nonprofit parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN – America’s flagship PBS station – WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM; and ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider. (PRNewsfoto/The WNET Group)

The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the nonprofit parent company of New York’s THIRTEEN – America’s flagship PBS station – WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; Long Island’s only NPR station WLIW-FM; and ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider. (PRNewsfoto/The WNET Group)

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NEW YORK, Sept. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The WNET Group, home to New York's PBS stations THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and operator of New Jersey's statewide public television network NJ PBS, announced today that Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary Bob Feinberg will gain a new title at the organization – Vice President, Business Development & Chief Legal Officer.

Feinberg, a 13-year veteran of The WNET Group, has been involved in growing the organization since he joined. His Business Development accomplishments include:

  • creation of Public Media NJ, Inc. and negotiation of the Programming and Services Agreement with the NJ Public Broadcasting Authority, for the operation of NJTV (now NJ PBS);
  • acquisition of WNDT and WMBQ, commercial terrestrial television licenses on which FNX (First Nations Experience, the only national broadcast network exclusively devoted to Indigenous content) is carried;
  • acquisition of NJ Spotlight LLC and creation of WNET Spotlight LLC;
  • acquisition of WPPB-FM (now WLIW-FM) and creation of WNET's Audio Enterprise Group LLC;
  • establishment of a channel share between NJ PBS and NHK for English language broadcast of NHK World on an NJ PBS digital multicast channel.

"This new title formalizes the important work Bob has been doing and will continue to do in exploring new opportunities for distribution, acquisitions and partnerships as we navigate our constantly changing media environment" said Neal Shapiro, President and CEO of The WNET Group. "I look forward to continuing our work together."

Prior to joining The WNET Group, Feinberg was general counsel and deputy general counsel at a number of print and online media companies, including American Lawyer Media. Previously, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York (Criminal Division) and was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton. His new title takes effect immediately. 

About The WNET Group  

The WNET Group creates inspiring media content and meaningful experiences for diverse audiences nationwide. It is the community-supported home of New York's THIRTEEN – America's flagship PBS station – WLIW21, THIRTEEN PBSKids, WLIW World and Create; NJ PBS, New Jersey's statewide public television network; Long Island's only NPR station WLIW-FM; ALL ARTS, the arts and culture media provider; and newsroom NJ Spotlight News. Through these channels and streaming platforms, The WNET Group brings arts, culture, education, news, documentary, entertainment and DIY programming to more than five million viewers each month. The WNET Group's award-winning productions include signature PBS series NatureGreat PerformancesAmerican MastersPBS NewsHour Weekend and Amanpour and Company and trusted local news programs MetroFocus and NJ Spotlight News with Briana Vannozzi. Inspiring curiosity and nurturing dreams, The WNET Group's award-winning Kids' Media and Education team produces the PBS KIDS series Cyberchase, interactive Mission US history games, and resources for families, teachers and caregivers. A leading nonprofit public media producer for nearly 60 years, The WNET Group presents and distributes content that fosters lifelong learning, including multiplatform initiatives addressing poverty, jobs, economic opportunity, social justice, understanding and the environment. Through Passport, station members can stream new and archival programming anytime, anywhere. The WNET Group represents the best in public media. Join us.  

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