The Mecklenburg Times names PBS Charlotte’s Amy Burkett one of its “50 Most Influential Women”

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The Mecklenburg Times names PBS Charlotte’s Amy Burkett  one of its “50 Most Influential Women”

Amy Burkett

The Mecklenburg Times has named Amy Burkett, general manager for WTVI PBS Charlotte, to its 2017 class of “50 Most Influential Women.” Burkett, together with 49 of her peers, will be honored during a special event at the Hilton Charlotte Center City in Charlotte, N.C., on May 19, 2017.

The 50 Most Influential Women event was created by The Mecklenburg Times to spotlight and recognize the important role women play in the greater Charlotte region, in the economy and in society. The honorees represent the most influential women in business, government, law, education and not-for-profit fields.

Nominees are selected by a panel of independent business leaders based on each nominee’s professional accomplishment and community involvement within the Charlotte area. To view the complete class of 2017, visit

“It is an honor to be recognized for contributing to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community in such a special way,” said Burkett. “As general manager of PBS Charlotte, I strive to ensure we’re telling the stories that capture the very fabric of this region, while fostering lasting relationships with both community members and business and industry. Thankfully, I’m surrounded by incredible people who not only make my job enjoyable, but also join me in raising awareness of PBS Charlotte on the local, regional and state level each and every day.”

During the May 19 event, an overall “Woman of the Year” award will also be named from the pool of honorees and presented to the woman with the highest overall score from the judges. The award is presented in partnership with CREW Charlotte and is kept confidential until the evening’s festivities.

To learn more about the event, visit To learn more about PBS Charlotte, visit