Community Engagement Manager
Laura Durham is the Community Engagement Manager for PBS Utah, curating projects and planning events that utilize local and national media content to bring Utahns together through entertainment and meaningful dialogue beyond broadcast. She also produces Contact, a nightly interview program hosted by Mary Dickson.
While at PBS Utah, she has served as Chair for the Community Engagement Peer Learning Community for NETA (National Educational Telecommunications Association) from 2016 – 2020 and currently serves on the board of Now Playing Utah. In 2020, she was appointed by her peers to serve on the PBS Advisory Board as the staff representative.
Prior to her time at PBS Utah, Laura worked at the Utah Division of Arts & Museums managing the visual arts program, and later managing communications, marketing, and public value projects for Utah’s arts and museums programming. A dedicated (nerdy) public servant, she served the local community in various capacities with her role as Vice President of the Salt Lake Gallery Association, Program Director for the Salt Lake Gallery Stroll, and as an active member of the Downtown Alliance.
When she’s not working for or watching PBS, she sings alto with Utah Chamber Artists – a professional choir based in Salt Lake City. She is a published writer having written regularly for 15 Bytes – Utah’s Art Magazine. She read her essay on grace for NPR’s The Bob Edwards Show, originally written for This I Believe. Laura lives in Salt Lake City and lives for her work and passions.