How PBS Charlotte Educates, Inspires and Entertains our Region

Speaker Date: September 9, 2022

Since 1965 PBS Charlotte has been providing quality content but you’ll find out we do a lot more throughout our region.  We’ll share videos and stories of impact.

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Amy Burkett
General Manager, WTVI PBS Charlotte


After 30 years in broadcasting, Amy Burkett still loves the business of connecting through media.  She’s thrilled to lead the renaissance of WTVI PBS Charlotte, a viewer supported service of Central Piedmont Community College, as general manager since June 2013.  Before that she spent 14 years at WLVT PBS39 in Bethlehem, PA as executive vice president.  She began her career in commercial television working at network affiliates as an anchor/reporter for nine years.

For more than 20 years Amy’s studied the art of leadership and received her John Maxwell certification as a trainer, speaker and coach in 2012.  New York Times bestselling author John Maxwell has written more leadership books than anyone.
She’s lead teams to four national PBS awards, 42 Emmy nominations, six Mid-Atlantic regional Emmys, two Mid-South regional Emmys, six Pennsylvania Association of Broadcaster’s Awards, five Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas awards and one regional Edward R. Murrow Award.

Amy is originally from Ohio and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in broadcast journalism from Bowling Green State University.