WGBH | About us


Public media powerhouse WGBH serves New England, the nation, and the world with educational content that informs, inspires, and entertains.

From our President  


Whether you’re a parent looking to help your children grow and learn; a fan of science, history, music and drama, news and public affairs, life and living programs, or WGBH’s other signature strengths; or a teacher seeking flexible classroom resources, there’s plenty to explore at wgbh.org.

In today’s fast-changing media landscape, WGBH is making sure you have our content when and where you choose: on air, online, and on the go — with TV and radio broadcasts, podcasts, and vodcasts, streaming video and audio, iPhone and iPad apps, teaching tools, and more. Our reach and impact keep growing to meet your evolving needs and interests.

WGBH’s community ties run deep. We’re a local public broadcaster serving southern New England, with 11 public television services, three public radio services, and local productions (from Greater Boston to WCRB In Concert) that reflect the issues and cultural riches of our region.

WGBH is proud to be PBS’s single largest producer for television, the Web, and mobile. Some of your favorite series — NOVA, MASTERPIECE, FRONTLINE, American Experience, Antiques Roadshow, Curious George, Arthur, and Simply Ming, to name a few — are produced here in our Boston studios, and we showcase emerging producers on our national multicast World Channel.

Listeners around the world rely on WGBH’s radio offerings: 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; classical 99.5 WCRB; our Cape and Islands NPR station WCAI; online streaming at wgbh.org; and such national productions or co-productions as The World and The Takeaway. WGBH is a pioneer in developing educational multimedia and new technologies that make media accessible to people with disabilities.

WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards, and even two Academy Awards. We’re devoted to providing in-depth perspective, bringing you new experiences, and giving you the best in educational content — and it all happens thanks to your interest and support!

Jon Abbott
WGBH CEO, President, and


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PBS, together with local member stations, serves all Americans with content and services that educate, inform and inspire.
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Emmys, Peabodys, even two Oscars...we're proud of the honors we've earned.
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Serving Our Local Community

WGBH serves its local audiences through a rich mix of broadcast, Web, and mobile services, educational outreach, events in our studios, and in our neighborhood.
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Our Brighton headquarters is LEED certified by the US Green Building Council.
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