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May 23, 2024

WFYI News wins Regional Murrow Award

The WFYI News team is celebrating a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award win from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). The team was recognized in the news series category for Dylan Peers McCoy and Lee V. Gaines' reporting about special education families in Porter County, Indiana.
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January 18, 2024

WFYI Announces New Board Leaders and Officers

Today, WFYI Public Media announced the results of its 2024 board elections for Metropolitan Indianapolis Public Media, its parent organization. In addition to its 2024 officers, the board added eight new directors. The 28-member volunteer board includes a wide range of local leaders who lend their expertise to ensuring the organization’s vitality.
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January 8, 2024

America Amplified's Alisa Barba Named PMJA’s 2024 Leo C. Lee Award Recipient

Alisa Barba, an editor, collaborator and mentor to public media journalists for more than 25 years, has been named PMJA’s 2024 Leo C. Lee award recipient.
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December 11, 2023

WFYI Selected to Receive Ready To Learn Grant to Support Early Literacy and Critical Thinking Skills

Over the next two years, contingent on congressional funding, WFYI will collaborate with local partners including Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center and the Indianapolis Public Library to create a “Learning Neighborhood” that fosters a community-wide culture of learning at home, in the neighborhood, and within local systems and spaces.
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November 29, 2023

WFYI awarded Knight Foundation grant to boost public media election engagement practices

WFYI Public Media announced the receipt of a $250,000 Knight Foundation grant in support of the America Amplified initiative’s plan to train a nationwide network of 50+ public media newsrooms on effective and innovative reporting practices ahead of the 2024 elections.
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September 29, 2023

PBS Adds WFYI's Greg Petrowich to its Board of Directors

On September 29, 2023, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger announced that Greg Petrowich, WFYI Public Media President and CEO, has been elected to the PBS Board of Directors as a Professional Director.
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August 17, 2023

CPB Awards $1.5M to America Amplified Public Media Initiative Ahead of 2024 Elections

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) has awarded Indianapolis-based WFYI Public Media a $1.5 million grant for America Amplified, a public media journalism initiative that focuses on listening to communities in the reporting process.
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July 31, 2023

Past WFYI President & CEO Lloyd Wright to be inducted into Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations Hall of Fame

Former WFYI President and CEO Lloyd Wright will be inducted into the Indiana Public Broadcasting Stations (IPBS) Hall of Fame on August 2, 2023, as one of four hall of fame inductees. IPBS is a collective of NPR and PBS stations throughout Indiana that serve as a trusted and free resource for news, educational programming and entertainment.
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June 14, 2023

WFYI Expands Its Leadership Team with the Addition of Sean Anker as Chief Technology Officer

WFYI Public Media, Indiana’s largest NPR and PBS member station, will add Sean Anker to its senior leadership team as the organization’s first chief technology officer. As CTO, Anker will be responsible for WFYI's technology efforts, including engineering, broadcast operations, IT and digital distribution.

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May 24, 2023

WFYI Expands Digital News Team

$2.4 million grant from Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation supports expansion, continued education and health reporting initiatives
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