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Arkansas PBS Commissioner Annette Herrington of Little Rock elected as trustee for America’s Public Television Stations

Posted 03 Feb 2022

Arkansas PBS Commissioner Annette Herrington

of Little Rock elected as trustee

for America’s Public Television Stations

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) today announced the election of its board leaders and board members, including Annette Herrington of Little Rock, commissioner of Arkansas PBS, as a lay trustee.


“Annette Herrington has long been a huge asset to the Arkansas PBS Commission and a valuable advocate for Arkansas PBS across our state,” Arkansas PBS CEO Courtney Pledger said. “Because she understands public media and cares deeply about it, Annette’s presence on the APTS board will bring an Arkansas voice and a vital local station perspective to APTS as the organization continues to help local stations offer our essential public services in education, public safety and civic leadership.”


Herrington was appointed by former Gov. Mike Beebe to the Arkansas PBS Commission in March 2012 and reappointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to a second term which runs through March 2028. She has served as chair, vice chair and treasurer of the Arkansas PBS Commission and chair of the Arkansas PBS Executive Director Search Committee. Herington was also recently reelected to the Arkansas PBS Foundation Board to provide oversight and financial governance for the nonprofit foundation and serve as an ambassador and advisor for its fundraising efforts. She has represented Arkansas PBS at several annual PBS and APTS events in Washington, D.C,. and elsewhere. Herrington and her husband Phil, along with former U.S. Sen. David Pryor and Barbara, were delighted to host the entire “Antiques Roadshow” cast and crew in the Herrington home when the Roadshow filmed in Little Rock in 2015.


Herrington has also served 18 years on the Board of the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS), serving as president, treasurer, a member of the CALS Executive Director Search Committee and Strategic Planning Committee, as well as a Founding Member of the CALS Foundation Board. She has been active at the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts as treasurer of the AMFA Tabriz Gala, a member of the CHI St. Vincent Hospital Women’s Advisory Board, a board member of the Bess Chism Stephens YWCA, a member of the Development Council of Harding University, and other civic and charitable organizations in Central Arkansas.


A Certified Public Accountant, Herrington has experience on private company boards and projects from New York to Utah. She and her husband of 48 years have two married daughters and two grandsons who live in Seattle, Washington.


Reelected APTS board leaders announced include Chair Andrew Russell, president and CEO of PBS SoCal and KCET in Los Angeles, California; Professional Vice Chair Susi Elkins, director of broadcasting and general manager of WKAR Public Media at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan; and Lay Vice Chair David Steward II, immediate past board chair of Nine PBS in St. Louis, Missouri.

John D. Zeglis, retired chairman and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services, former president of AT&T, and a member of the board of WNIT Public TV of South Bend, Indiana, was newly elected as an at-large trustee.


Reelected to the APTS Board of Trustees are:



Zeglis began his board term on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022. The officers and other trustees will begin their terms on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022.


About APTS

America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) is a nonprofit membership organization ensuring a strong and financially sound public television system and helping member stations provide essential public services in education, public safety and civic leadership to the American people. For more information, visit


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Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. Arkansas PBS delivers daily, essential, local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado) and KETS (Lee Mountain).