Cahill is a 40 year veteran of public media, having spent 25 years as general manager at KCUR-FM, the public radio station for the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Before that, she worked at KMUW-FM at Wichita State University in a variety of roles from reporter to news director to general manager.
She has served on the board of directors for NPR, as the president of Public Radio in Mid America, and vice president of Kansas Public Radio Association.
In addition, Cahill is the vice president of the American Association of University Women, Kansas City and serves on the board of directors of the Missouri Women’s Leadership Council.
Her term on the CPB Board expires in 2020