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Here & Now anchor Frederica Freyberg standing in front of the Nation's capital.

PBS Wisconsin Executive Producer of News Frederica Freyberg stands in front of the US Capitol in Washington, D.C. (Photo Marisa Wocjik/PBS Wisconsin.)

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Ethical journalism should be accurate, fair, and thorough. PBS Wisconsin provides courageously honest reporting and information that is fiercely independent, accountable, and transparent to the public.


I watch, appreciate, and support PBS Wisconsin’s news programs because I will not and cannot support any media that suppresses news, information, or belief systems. PBS Wisconsin is where I turn because I know they support open and civil exchange of view points.

Steve from Wausau

How we Work

PBS Wisconsin reporters abide by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics with the highest standards of integrity. We take responsibility for the accuracy of our work, use original sources whenever possible, and deliver dependable information with context that’s devoid of conflicts of interest or oversimplification. We support the open and civil exchange of views, hold those with power accountable, and give voice to the voiceless.

Our Impact

The Focus Fund for Journalism provides trustworthy, unbiased and well-reported news and public affairs programs for Wisconsin residents, including Here & Now, our Emmy Award-winning weekly series, live coverage of the State of the State and biennial state budget addresses and many other civic events. Beyond television, the Focus Fund for Journalism also provides a number of online news and information services and resources, including WisContext and Noon Wednesday, as well as a comprehensive voter resource site, WisconsinVote.org.


  • Evjue Foundation Inc., the charitable arm of The Capital Times
  • Lau and Bea Christensen
  • A.C.V. and Mary Elston Family
  • Marilyn Hansotia, in memory of Phil Hansotia
  • JEK Foundation, Inc.
  • Stephen Caldwell and Judith Werner
  • Anonymous


Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Milwaukee Press Club Awards
for Excellence in Journalism


Public Media Award
COVID-19 Content

Featured Journalism Projects

Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories

Not Enough Apologies: Trauma Stories

Stories exploring childhood trauma and how Wisconsin service providers are responding to alter the outcomes for affected children.

Noon Wednesday

Noon Wednesday

A live weekly webcast interview focusing on the "why" with newsmakers, experts and fellow journalists across Wisconsin.

Here & Now

Here & Now

An in-depth weekly news and public affairs program where civic and political leaders provide context to crucial issues in Wisconsin.

Contact Us

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