Detroit Public Television has changed its name to Detroit PBS, a shift that represents a commitment to the city of Detroit and the values and standards of PBS. The community-owned, nonprofit media organization has served Michigan since 1955.

Detroit PBS also marked its commitment to the city with the announcement that it will move its headquarters back to the city, restoring a building in Detroit’s Milwaukee Junction neighborhood at 234 Piquette Avenue. The state-of-the-art facility will serve as a hub for creativity, innovation, and community engagement, and a central location that reflects the spirit of the city. Construction is expected to start this year, and the building is scheduled to open in Fall 2026. 

“We plan to expand community programs like media mentorship and training to community partners to help them hone their messaging and distribute it effectively,” Detroit PBS President and CEO Rich Homberg said. “With dramatic shifts in the media industry, it has become more important than ever for community organizations to find ways to make their voices heard.”

One Detroit Producer Will Glover joined Homberg and Detroit PBS CFO/COO Ollette Boyd at the building in Detroit to discuss the excitement surrounding the new name and location. Homberg and Boyd share their vision for the new building, emphasizing its role as a beacon of public service and education.

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