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April 24, 2015

WGBH Adds to Growing Newsroom with New Hires Henry Santoro and TJ Killilea

Boston radio and TV veterans join growing multi-channel newsroom to bolster in-depth, local approach

BOSTON, Mass. (April 24, 2015) WGBH News has hired two Boston news veterans to strengthen its multi-channel newsroom and its commitment to in-depth local journalism. Henry Santoro joins WGBH News as a daytime radio news anchor and Thomas “TJ” Killilea will serve as executive producer for the TV program Greater Boston.

Santoro will host mid-day newscasts on WGBH Radio and contribute to breaking news coverage and other hosting duties for the public broadcaster’s daytime programming. He comes to WGBH News from RadioBDC, where he served as news director. Prior to that Santoro was a fixture on morning radio as the award-winning news director and morning news anchor for WFNX-FM from 1983 until 2012.

Throughout his 30 years as a morning anchor, Santoro has delivered coverage of many of the most significant news stories of the era, beginning with the AIDS crisis in the early 1980s and leading to the 9/11 attacks, the first election of Mayor Menino and the presidential election of Barack Obama. He has interviewed cultural and political personalities including Andy Warhol, Mitt Romney, Allen Ginsberg and Yoko Ono, and has a deep connection to local news and community events in Boston. He also has taught radio and journalism courses as an adjunct professor at Emerson College.

Killilea will serve as executive producer for WGBH’s local public affairs TV program, Greater Boston. He will lead the editorial direction and production of the show alongside new host Jim Braude. Killilea previously worked as the executive producer for mornings at NECN, supervising the newsroom staff and working closely with producers, on-air talent and bookers. He has also worked as an evening producer at NECN and morning producer at WBZ-TV. He is a native of Belmont. He graduated from Syracuse University Magna Cum Laude.

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