A Message From the President

As a supporter of our work, you know that WFYI serves all people in central Indiana. We work to amplify their voices, to provide opportunities that deepen understanding of the challenges we face, and to build spaces for our community to listen, learn and consider how to act as we find new paths forward.

Reflecting on our unique role in our community, I’d like to highlight several meaningful contributions from the past month. With the Indianapolis Recorder, we co-hosted “Where Do We Go from Here? A Community Conversation,” partnering to ask local leaders for their thoughts on the recent unrest and potential next steps.

Alongside that event, our reporters have been hard at work, delivering news as it happens and then creating stories that seek to share not just the facts, but the context and timelines of rapidly unfolding events. Rooted in solid reporting and thoughtful storytelling, our work has not gone unnoticed. We were recently recognized as “Best in Indiana” winners by the Indiana Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and nominated for several Emmys for our work in 2019. 

This month, “The Vote” premieres on WFYI public television on July 6. It highlights how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for – and against – women’s suffrage.  A companion series, “Headstrong,” highlights some of Indiana’s history-making, ground-breaking women. As you watch these programs, you’ll notice that the deep controversies that divided Americans in the past continue to influence political discourse today.

Throughout our nation and here in central Indiana, we face a range of challenges and opportunities.  At WFYI, we remain committed to you and to fact-based journalism; reporting the news, providing context and keeping you connected to what is happening in your community, across the country and around the world.


Greg Petrowich
WFYI President and CEO