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.
Petrowich has 30 years of leadership and operational experience in public media and currently oversees WFYI, which is the public broadcasting hub for communities throughout Central Indiana. Before joining WFYI, Petrowich was Executive Director of WSIU Public Broadcasting on the campus of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he managed the public radio and television operations for 10 years.
Throughout his career, Petrowich has led major initiatives that strengthen and advance the mission of public media. He was the General Manager of KUAC FM and TV in Fairbanks, Alaska. He also served as the Chief Executive for public broadcasting at the University of Alaska and the President of AlaskaOne Public Television. Petrowich has a bachelor’s degree in Radio & Television from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Previously, he served on NPR’s board from 2009–15.
“Greg is a proven leader who is dedicated to ensuring that public media enriches every community he serves,” said President and CEO Paula Kerger. “We are delighted to bring his insight and vision for the future of public media to the PBS Board of Directors.”
“It is an honor to serve on the Board of Directors and collaborate with so many talented leaders who are elevating public television and building on PBS’s legacy,” said Petrowich.
The 27-person PBS Board includes both Professional Directors, who are station leaders, and General Directors, who serve as lay members of the Board. PBS member stations elect Professional Directors. The General Directors are elected by the entire Board, as are the PBS President and the Board officers.
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Since 1970, WFYI Public Media has served Central Indiana as a source of high-quality programming. Its nonprofit public radio and TV stations, digital content and community engagement activities provide trusted journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning to Hoosiers of all ages and walks of life. WFYI broadcasts original content and local reporting, as well as PBS and NPR programs, on three television channels, five radio services – including WBAA – and online. Learn more at wfyi.org and follow WFYI online on Facebook, Instagram and X/Twitter.