WHRO Named Top Workplace in Hampton Roads
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Community
- Published: 16 August 2021
WHRO Public Media has been named once again as a Top Workplace in Hampton Roads by Inside Business.
Results are based on a survey of employees who rate their workplace culture. More than 5,000 employees across Hampton Roads responded to this year’s survey, and 34 employers earned recognition as Top Workplaces.
“We are so fortunate to have the region’s best professionals working here at WHRO,” said CEO and President Bert Schmidt. “Our employees are what makes WHRO a great workplace.”
The recognition article in Inside Business highlighted the challenges and achievements of the past year including some employees continuing to work remotely, the WHRO Education team continuing to provide resources for teachers and parents through eMediaVA, and the addition of Time Machine Radio Network to the organization’s lineup of radio stations.
“I have never been more proud of our work at WHRO than I was of the work and vital services we provided during the pandemic,” Schmidt said. “We saw increases across the board. Our newsroom and public affairs shows provided vital reporting on important community issues, especially those directly related to keeping the public informed on issues relating to COVID-19 in the commonwealth. People also wanted to escape the news, so we had an ongoing effort to provide viewers with additional high-quality viewing options and educational resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And, of course with school closures, we saw historic usage with eMediaVa.org.”
Congrats to WHRO’s staff and members during this year that marks our 60th anniversary. We look forward to many more years of bringing the community the highest quality of news, information, entertainment and education.
Read more about WHRO's awards.