Greg Petrowich

Greg Petrowich is the President and CEO of WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis. WFYI is committed to trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning with a vision of a more informed, inspired, and inclusive Indiana. 

Previously Petrowich served ten years as the Executive Director of WSIU Public Broadcasting at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Illinois. There he extended the public broadcasting reach of WSIU through a merger that now involves five full-power TV licenses serving 5-million people throughout much of Central and Southern Illinois, as well as portions of five surrounding states. For seven years prior, Petrowich led KUAC FM and TV in Fairbanks, Alaska, where he also served as the President of the Alaska Public Broadcasting Service. He started his career with ten years at KRCU in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he served first as Operations Director and later as General Manager, expanding public radio reach throughout the bootheel of Southeast Missouri.

Between 2009 and 2015, Petrowich was elected to two terms on the Board of Directors for National Public Radio. During that time, he served on multiple committees including Development, Distribution and Interconnection, Investment, New Building, and Membership and Governance, which he chaired for four years.

During his time in the public media system, Greg has helped lead signal expansion efforts, participated in several collaborative service initiatives, and more recently negotiated two license merger/acquisition projects for both television and radio in Illinois and Indiana. Petrowich has been a member of nearly all the public broadcasting affinity groups, served as chair of the Joint Licensee Association and as a member of the Affinity Group Coalition. He has served on CPB panels for CSG Reviews, COVID-19 Relief Funds and Operational Efficiency. He is currently a member of the PBS Board of Directors and served previously on the NPR Board of Directors.

Outside of work, Greg is novice urban cyclist, a poor performer on ukulele and an avid Cub fan. He lives in the Old Northside Neighborhood and tries to take seriously the phrase "Indy Like a Local."