Kelley Tuthill to leave WCVB for position at Regis College

Kelley Tuthill will leave the field of broadcast journalism and take a position at Regis College after nearly two decades at WCVB, the school announced Wednesday.

Kelly Tuthill.

Kelly Tuthill.

Beginning in June, Tuthill will serve as Weston-based school’s vice president of public relations and communications.

“After many wonderful years at WCVB, I am eager to take on a new challenge,” Tuthill said in a statement. “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.”

Tuthill has spent the past 18 years as both an anchor and reporter with WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate on Channel 5. Recently, she’s covered the James “Whitey” Bulger trial and the Boston Marathon bombing and trial, receiving awards for both.

Her work has also touched on the personal side, with a 10-part documentary of her battle against breast cancer. Her Emmy-award winning series, “Kelley’s Story,” received national attention and praise for raising awareness and support of the disease.

“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,” Regis President Antoinette Hayes said in the statement. “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.”

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