Who is Bruce Ramer?


Bruce Ramer is the Chair of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) Board of Directors. He was re-elected in September 2019 to serve a one year term.

Ramer is a Los Angeles based entertainment lawyer who some consider to be the “super lawyer” of California “super lawyers”  and was named one of the 100 most powerful lawyers in California by California Business Lawyer and one of the top 100 lawyers in California by the Daily Journal,  having been the Long time (since the 1970s) attorney for Steven Spielberg, George ClooneyClint EastwoodRobert ZemeckisMilos Forman, and many others.

Ramer graduated from Princeton University class of 1955, and Harvard Law School class of 1958.

He has long been affiliated with public media since his first appointment to a board position in 1992 at KCET in Los Angeles. Ramer has also served as vice-chair of the CPB Board from 2016 to 2018 and chair from 2010 to 2012 and again October of 2018 to present.

In addition to his involvement in public media, Ramer is a USC trustee, and on the board of directors for the National Archives Foundation, the Center for the Digital Future, and the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games.

His term on the CPB Board will expire in 2024.

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