WFYI, IPB News to expand statewide coverage with $1.7M in grants from Lilly Endowment Inc., CPB


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INDIANAPOLIS – WFYI and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be expanding their statewide news coverage. More than $1.7 million in grant funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting will allow the independent, nonprofit newsroom to grow and sustain its coverage for years to come. With recently awarded grants of $1,373,607 from Lilly Endowment Inc. and $364,304 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), IPB News, which includes six radio stations and three dual radio/TV licensees, will soon be able to expand its coverage in a variety of areas, including workforce development and immigration. “This is a tremendous endorsement of the power of public media,” WFYI President and CEO Lloyd Wright said. “We’ve come a long way since hiring our first joint Statehouse reporter more than a dozen years ago.