- WCVB NewsCenter 5Reporter, present
Kelley Tuthill is an award-winning reporter and member of Team 5 Investigates, WCVB-TV’s enterprising and in-depth reporting unit. Tuthill joined NewsCenter 5 in 1998 as a general assignment reporter.
Tuthill scored a national exclusive when a law enforcement source gave her the first photo of fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger after his 2011 capture.
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. Tuthill also covered the historic 2004 Red Sox World Series Championship run and the Patriots first Super Bowl victory.
In 2010, Tuthill received a Gracie Award for Outstanding Hard News Feature for her report that lead to the government granting a Quincy 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, Tuthill poignantly shared her journey with Channel 5 viewers and on-line 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.
Tuthill’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 the 2011 book Boston: Inspirational Women for her work on behalf of local and national breast cancer organizations. She is a frequent speaker at schools and community organizations and has also co-hosted the Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon on WCVB since 2000.
Prior to joining Channel 5, Tuthill was a reporter at WPBF-TV in West Palm Beach, Fla., and a reporter/producer at WTAJ-TV in Altoona, Penn. She 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.
Tuthill’s passion for journalism started in her youth with ink-stained hands delivering The Boston Globe. She grew up in Hingham with her parents and three sisters. Tuthill now lives west of Boston with her husband, Brendan, and their daughters, Madeline and Cecilia.