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Community Advisory Board

KCET's community engagement efforts with its viewers and supporters would not be possible without the help of the Community Advisory Board (CAB). This active group of volunteer leaders is the station's eyes and ears of the community and plays an integral part of the planning and implementation of many KCET outreach programs.

Their function, as mandated by Congress in 1979, is to advise the governing body of KCET with respect to whether the programming and other policies are meeting the special educational and cultural needs of the various communities served by the station.

Regular membership consists of 25 members and two Emeritus members and reflects the diversity, needs and interests of KCET's viewership. CAB members serve up to two consecutive three-year terms, with new members joining annually.

The Community Advisory Board members represent diverse constituencies that are engaged with a wide array of issues such as aging/senior citizens, cultural diversity, disabilities, culture and the arts, LGBTQ rights, economy, family, health/medical services, media services, substance abuse, science/technology, youth, and education/schools.

The CAB meets quarterly on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. at KCET. In the interim, CAB members serve on auxiliary committees that meet outside of regular meetings to provide more focus on key CAB initiatives.  The 2018/19 committees include: Kiosk and Community Outreach; Social Media; Local Heroes Revitalization; New CAB Members; and KCET Membership.

Community Advisory Board Members


Jonathan Strum                                           


Lauren Deutsch                                              


Ishraq Mir Ali
Ruben Aronin
Sonia Bautista
Antonio Brown, Ph.D.
Albert Chang
Nichole Curtis
Robert Gaskill
Asher Gellis    
Manuel Huerta
Bobby Kobara
Carol Kwan     
Karen Mack
Lori Margaret
Dan McCrory
Marium Mohiuddin
Steven Muro    
Marco Perez
Gary Phillips
Diane Poon
Tim Ramos
Bonnie Williams

Emeritus Members

Ken Chan
Munson Kwok

Public Media Group of Southern California

The Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC) tells stories that matter through original programs that reflect the diversity of the region, and the full schedule of trusted PBS programs. Our content channels – PBS SoCal, KCET and Link TV – are available for free on internet-connected screens, seven local broadcast channels, and one national satellite channel.

A donor-supported community institution, PMGSC sparks the sharing of ideas at in-person cultural events and community conversations, and delivers social impact through services that prepare our most vulnerable children for school.