May 2, 2019
Koya partnered with WFYI in the search for President and CEO. Based in Indianapolis, IN, WFYI Public Media empowers, educates, entertains and connects its community through impactful journalism, inspiring stories and lifelong learning.
Greg Petrowich will become WFYI’s new President and CEO on July 1, 2019. Petrowich is the fourth president in WFYI’s history and takes over at an exciting time as the organization approaches its 50th anniversary in 2020.
Petrowich has spent the past 10 years as Executive Director at WSIU Public Broadcasting in Carbondale, Ill., and the majority of his 28-year career in public media.
Over the past five years at WSIU, Petrowich has also served as President of the Illinois Public Broadcasting Council creating partnerships and promoting community service. Prior to WSIU, he spent seven years as General Manager of KUAC-FM/TV in Fairbanks, Alaska, while simultaneously serving as President and CEO at Alaska One Public Television. He also spent six years as the General Manager at KRCU-FM in Cape Girardeau, Mo. At each of his posts, Petrowich demonstrated increased service to the community via expanded use of technology, enhanced local programming and a commitment to independent journalism.
From 2009-2015, Petrowich served two consecutive three-year terms on the Board of Directors for National Public Radio where his major market colleagues quickly spotted his energy and his quest to anticipate the future of media.
Petrowich holds a bachelor’s degree in Radio-Television and Journalism from Southern Illinois University. He and his wife, Laura, have two children. To learn more about him, please visit wfyi.org/greg-petrowich.
Read the press release: Greg Petrowich to succeed retiring Lloyd Wright as WFYI president and CEO.