Guest Speaker

Kelley Tuthill

Kelley Tuthill

Kelley Tuthill is an award-winning reporter and member of Team 5 Investigates, WCVB-TV’s enterprising and in-depth reporting unit in Boston. Her reporting of the protests outside the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston helped WCVB win the Best Breaking News Coverage Award from the Associated Press. In 2010, Kelley received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Hard News Feature for her report that lead to the government granting a woman’s dying wish to have her parents be allowed to travel from China for a visit before she succumbed to cancer.

A breast cancer survivor, Kelley poignantly shared her journey with Channel 5 viewers and online users. The cameras followed her from diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation to life after cancer. She is also the co-author of You Can Do This! Surviving Breast Cancer Without Losing Your Sanity or Your Style. Kelley’s tireless work both on-and-off camera that explores all aspects of cancer has resulted in multiple national Gracie Awards and a regional Emmy.

In 2008, she was recognized as a “Hero Among Us” by the Boston Celtics and a “40 under 40” by the Boston Business Journal. She is also featured in the 2011 book Boston: Inspirational Women for her work on behalf of local and national breast cancer organizations.

Kelley earned a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and received a Master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Kelley now lives west of Boston with her husband, Brendan, and their daughters, Madeline and Cecilia.