Thursday, March 5, 2009

Ron Berglas Named New Host of KVCR TV Show

Ron Berglas is the new host of "A Conversation With..." on KVCR, local PBS Station.

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) - Actor and educator Ron Berglas is the new host of “A Conversation With . . .” on PBS television station KVCR.

He made his debut March 4 by interviewing Chris Botti, who hosts “Chris Botti in Boston” a show running on all PBS Stations. His next guest will be Fiona Kennedy of Highland Heartbeat, who has produced her own show that will soon run on all PBS stations.

Berglas worked as a professional actor in Great Britain for 25 years before moving back to the United States nine years ago. The Highland resident also has a full-time job teaching in the Fontana Unified School District and works as an adjunct theater professor at a local community college.

Although Berglas worked as an actor primarily in Great Britain, he may be familiar in the United States for his appearances in numerous films. These include Highlander, Ishtar (which starred Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman), Death Train (starring Pierce Brosnan) and Eye of the Storm with Rob Lowe.

Although his focus is usually on the academic world these days, he jumped at the opportunity to audition for the role of “A Conversation With…” host.

“I love public television and public radio,” he said.

Berglas doesn’t expect to be in the limelight as he hosts “A Conversation With…” Rather, he sees himself as one who will craft creative, thought-provoking questions to help his guests tell their stories.

Berglas is a native of New York City and got his start in theater before moving to London in 1975. He has appeared extensively in BBC radio productions, more than 20 commercials, American and British television shows and many, many plays including his one-man show The Double Bass with which he won the International Edinburgh Festival Critics Award for Best Play.

He is available for speaking engagements by calling Ellen Porter at (909) 888-0017.