Amy Shaw has been appointed president and CEO of Nine Network of Public Media in St. Louis.
Shaw has served as interim president and CEO since the death of former leader Jack Galmiche. In her interim role, she also maintained her responsibilities as SVP and chief content officer.
“She has done exceptional work as interim CEO and we are excited for her to lead the station,” said Board Chair David Steward II in a news release.
Shaw is the first woman to lead Nine Network in its 65-year history. She has worked for the station since 2003, serving as VP of education and community engagement, SVP of community engagement and SVP of engagement and content. She also leads the station’s American Graduate initiative.
After the 2008 financial crisis, Shaw led Facing the Mortgage Crisis, a systemwide response to the problem. In 2017, she oversaw the creation of the Community Engagement Guidebook, now used by public media stations around the country.
Prior to her time at Nine Network, Shaw worked at WSIU in Carbondale, Ill., where she began her career in public media.
Shaw was an inaugural 2015 Eisenhower Zhi-Xing Fellow and remains active in the fellowship program. She was a member of the 2012–13 class of Leadership St. Louis and has served on numerous local and national boards. She currently serves as vice-chair of the FOCUS St. Louis board and is the chairperson of the Webster University School of Communications Advisory Board.
“I’m so proud and fortunate to work with such a dedicated team at Nine, our extraordinary board of directors, and the amazing talent in the public media industry,” Shaw said. “To lead the public television station that I grew up watching, in the community that raised me, is an honor greater than words can express. I’m grateful for what I learned from my mentor, Jack Galmiche. As he, too, believed, I know Nine can, and will, play a role in reshaping St. Louis’ future.”
Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified Board Chair David Steward II.