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KEITH McGilvery


Favorite Part of Job?It’s exciting to share the stories of the people and events that make our region special and to do it live as part of a team I genuinely enjoy is fantastic. It’s also fun to meet the people who watch us every night.

Most Inspiring Mentor: My sister Susan is one of my biggest mentors. She’s cheered me on as my career has taken me far from home and now back closer to family here in New England. Susan checks in before each broadcast to see what we’re covering and to make sure I have the facts straight!

Tell us something fun about yourself that few people know:
I’m a twin! Mark and I were born three months early, tipping the scales at about 2 pounds each.

Favorite Hobby: I love to travel and have backpacked in five continents. My adventures have taken me hiking along the Great Wall of China, exploring ancient sites in Greece, and to a lecture with Fidel Castro at one of his palaces in Cuba.

Favorite Vermont Escape: When the weather is nice nothing beats a run from my apartment near Oakledge Park in Burlington along Lake Champlain with just enough money for a creemiee in Waterfront Park.

Favorite Social Media: I spend a lot of time on our WCAX Facebook page. It still amazes me that we can reach and interact with more than 90,000 followers with just one click!

Favorite Website: Outside the news biz I’m a big fan of It’s an easy way to keep your personal finances organized.

Vermont Business Person you would like to have lunch with:  I love to eat, so lunch with any of the great chefs at the many great restaurants across Vermont sounds good to me.

Career Highlights: I started my journalism career as a student at Fordham University in New York City.  As an undergraduate, I was an ABC News intern at Good Morning America and 20/20.

From the Big Apple it was off to Emerson College in Boston where I earned a master’s degree in broadcast journalism. While at Emerson I had the opportunity to co-anchor live coverage from the 2007 Red Sox

World Series Championship parade and report from the 2008 Iowa Caucuses. My next stop was WVIR-TV in Charlottesville, Virginia. For three years I worked as a one-man-band reporter, writing and producing

stories across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley for the NBC station. In 2011 I got the call from WCAX News Director Anson Tebbetts to join the team at Channel 3! I started as our education reporter and a fill-in anchor. In 2013 I was promoted to my current position as co-anchor of our weekday 11pm newscast.

Community Involvement: My cousin Beth took me on my first tour of a television station in the 7th grade and I got hooked! Now it’s an experience I try to share with students and community groups at WCAX. Station tours and school visits are both an important part of what I do. I started volunteering with the March of Dimes with my parents when I was little, and I have been fortunate to be able to continue that work with great kids and families in Vermont through the non-profit’s local chapter. You can also find me helping out with a number of different community organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington and The Ronald McDonald House.  I’ve also served as a mentor with the University of Vermont’s Think College program for students with intellectual disabilities. My dad told me once that people may only have a single positive interaction in their day. It’s something I try to remember on the job and in the community.


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