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Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal
Wednesdays at 7pm on WVIA-TV
Thursdays at 10pm on WVIA-TV
Sundays at 4pm on WVIA-TV
Sundays at 4:30pm on WVIA-FM
There are remarkable business men and women here in Northeast and North Central Pennsylvania. Stories of hard work, sacrifice and success, told by people and families who started or built successful companies that improve our communities, employ our neighbors and are living examples for future generations.
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Bill Kelly's interest in broadcasting began at age 12 with a homemade plywood control board he and his friends made and operated in the basement of his Towanda home. Hired two years later by his hometown radio station WTTC, on-air, news, sales and management roles followed. Eight stations in two states came quickly, culminating at the then powerhouse Number One Top-40 WARM Radio in Scranton-Wilkes-Barre, where he also volunteered for the local PBS television station. His flair for public relations, and a passion for using broadcasting for public service, led WVIA PBS Channel 44 and WVIA NPR FM 89.9 to offer Kelly a job as fundraiser, the opportunity that became a career.
Over thirty years at WVIA, he has held leadership roles in Development/Marketing, TV and Radio Programming and Production, Cable Television Development, and Corporate Communications. In 1991 he was elected President and CEO of the WVIA stations. Always at the forefront of technological improvements, WVIA became the region's first HDTV station in 2001 and in September of 2007 opened an industry-leading High-Definition TV and Radio theater/studio. Kelly has received Corporation For Public Broadcasting national awards for fundraising and audience building and was honored in Washington with a 2006 National Advocacy Award by the Association of Public Television Stations.
His commitment to community service through broadcasting has resulted in several influential, locally produced television and radio programs, including series and documentaries. Kelly keeps his journalism skills honed by Executive-Producing and hosting WVIA’s award-winning State of Pennsylvania programs as well as the station’s acclaimed Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal series. Most recently his concentration has been securing WVIA’s next several decades with digital technology and the program and project planning to make it transformational for all regional users of media. In June of 2013 through a transition plan approved by the WVIA Board of Directors, Kelly became President Emeritus and Chief Development Officer at WVIA.
Kelly has served as trustee of several regional organizations, including CMC Hospital and the Cultural Center, both in Scranton; the FM Kirby Center, the Sordoni Foundation, Hospice of the Sacred Heart and Children’s Service Center, all Wilkes Barre, and the President’s Advisory Council of Keystone College, LaPlume. He is past Chairman of Bloomsburg University’s Trustees and adjunct faculty member for over a decade.
Kathryn K. Davies
Producer of State of Pennsylvania and the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal
Kathryn started at WVIA in 1989 as a volunteer during pledge drives. In 1991, she took a part time position in WVIA’s Corporate Underwriting department, followed by a position in the Major Gifts department. At that time, Kathryn was also working in the Production Department as a free-lance camera person. As her experience at WVIA grew, Kathryn went on to directing such television shows as Homegrown Music, Pennsylvania Polka, Ballroom, You and Your Pet and pledge drives.
In 2000, Kathryn was named as the Producer for WVIA’s series Great Chefs of the Northeast. She has also produced documentaries titled: The History of the Honesdale Branch of the D & H Railroad, The History of the Farview Hospital and Woman in Iraq: One Woman’s Story which was awarded a Telly in 2004.
In September, 2004, Kathryn took a full time position as Executive Administrative Assistant for WVIA and was also named the Producer of State of Pennsylvania. In 2008, she also took the position of Producer of the Northeast Pennsylvania Business Journal.
Kathryn also serves as Senior Producer on all WVIA-TV productions.
Kathryn spends her off time Geocaching, kayaking and gardening and lives in Bear Creek.