Kelley Tuthill Photo (WCVB photo)
WESTON -- Regis President Antoinette Hays announced the appointment of Kelley Tuthill, a well-known journalist at WCVB, Channel 5, as the university's first vice president of Public Relations and Communications effective June 6, 2016.
"In recent years, Regis has become a powerhouse in liberal arts education for the professional and graduate education in nursing and health sciences. As a result, our university has become increasingly visible locally, nationally and internationally, said Hays.
"With Kelley leading our communications efforts, we have someone who brings not only deep journalistic experience, but also someone who has a passion for our mission. I have every confidence that under Kelley's leadership, the enormous strengths of Regis will be known to all those who appreciate the value of higher education."
"After many wonderful years at WCVB," said Tuthill, "I am eager to take on a new challenge. In today's world, communications is a 24/7 discipline and I stand ready to devote my time, talents and heart to this beloved institution."
For the past eighteen years Tuthill has worked as an anchor and reporter at WCVB, Channel 5, Boston, an ABC affiliate, where she has written and produced content for all WCVB platforms, winning the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association's "Best Use of Digital Media" award for multi-platform coverage of the Whitey Bulger trial in 2014. She was part of a team that covered the Boston Marathon bombing and trial, which has won three National Headliner Awards and is nominated for several Emmys. She also was selected for a prestigious ethics fellowship at the Poynter Institute in 2002.
Tuthill has received several Gracie Awards, including one for reporting that led Homeland Security to reverse its decision and allow a dying Chinese immigrant's family to travel to the U.S. in 2009. She also received an Associated Press Best Breaking News Award for her coverage of the protests at the 2004 Democratic Convention.