Greg Petrowich picked as WFYI’s new leader

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The new president and CEO of WFYI in Indianapolis is Greg Petrowich, effective July 1.

Petrowich has worked in public media for the majority of his 28-year career. For the past 10 years, he has served as executive director of WSIU Public Broadcasting in Carbondale, Ill.

“His passion for public media comes through at all levels, and he has tremendous leadership experience in the national public media organizations,” said WFYI Board Vice Chair Brenda Horn in a press release. “We’re beyond thrilled to have him lead WFYI into the future.”

Petrowich succeeds Lloyd Wright, who has led WFYI for 30 years. Wright announced his retirement in September. Petrowich was selected from six finalists, according to the station.

The incoming CEO has also served as president of the Illinois Public Broadcasting Council for five years. Before his time at WSIU, he spent seven years as GM of KUAC in Fairbanks, Alaska, while simultaneously serving as CEO of Alaska One Public Television. He also spent six years as GM at KRCU-FM in Cape Girardeau, Mo.

Petrowich served on NPR’s board from 2009–15.

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