FSN is helmed by Simon Marks, a former president of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions.
The Houston bureau will be based in the TV/radio newsroom of Houston Public Media, the Miami bureau will be based at WPBT-TV, the Los Angeles bureau will be based at PBS SoCal, and the San Francisco bureau will be based at KMVT-TV 15.
Each bureau will be a two-person operation, with each staffed by an on-air correspondent and a video journalist.
Marks said the small bureaus will be funded entirely by FSN's existing business. FSN already has several two to four person bureaus across the globe, and a more sizable eight-person bureau in Washington, D.C.
Once the four planned bureaus are open and an additional bureau in South Africa actualizes, FSN will have 13 bureaus worldwide.