From the President



We are committed to being an anti-racist organization

WXXI, the Little Theatre, and CITY News are anti-racist organizations, dedicated to the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. 

To achieve this, we established a DEI Council that includes staff, board members, and volunteers. The Council oversees the development of our organizations as community leaders on issues of racial equity. Council “Change Teams” will ensure a DEI focus in the areas of Capacity, Content, Engagement, and Structural Inequality.

We commit clearly and definitively to diversity and inclusivity that reflect our antiracist objectives in our staff and leadership, content development, and community engagement. We will affirm and amplify diverse voices and stories. We will do the hard work of looking inside and outside of our organizations.

Want to learn more about our work? Click here to watch a presentation we hosted at America's Public Television Station's (APTS) Public Media Summit. Our Chief Human Resources Officer Tashanda Thomas and DEI Council Co-Chair Ajamu Kitwana joined me in talking about the council and our goal.

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I hope you enjoyed Ken Burns’s latest series, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea on WXXI.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been stopped over the past few weeks by people who watched the series and loved it. 

Great things to come in September

September marks the beginning of the new school year and a renewed focus on educational services at WXXI. So it is with great pride that I share some exciting news. WXXI has won its first national Emmy Award in its 42-year history and it is for one of our children’s productions. Biz Kid$, a WXXI co-production that promotes financial literacy for children, has garnered a Daytime Emmy Award. Though WXXI has won numerous regional and national awards for its programming, this is our first national Emmy and we couldn’t be more pleased!

It's Never Slow Around WXXI

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Exciting changes underway

Welcome to the first edition of my online letter. If you are a member of WXXI and received our former membership magazine, Station Signals, then you have also likely read through my letter each month.