In April 2006, Jack Kelly was recruited to join the staff of WPBT2 as Vice President of Production, where he is responsible for the development of all local programming content for the station. A 30-year veteran of broadcasting, Kelly started his career in San Francisco, where he worked as a producer for Bridge Productions and as a freelance producer/writer for KRON-TV. Kelly was recruited by KNPB in Reno, NV in 1999 to become the Vice President of Production. His production staff provided public affairs, arts, and historical content. He created the nationally distributed series, Wild Nevada and House with a History. In 2001, with a grant from the Ford Foundation, Kelly helped to establish Focus West, a western public affairs initiative created by three inter-mountain PBS stations. Kelly also led the station’s efforts to develop enhanced new media opportunities based on local content. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Niagara University in New York and a Masters in Art in Theatre (Directing) from the University of Washington in Seattle. His professional work has been recognized by numerous awards including Emmy Awards, Telly Awards, Gabriel Awards and Worldfest Awards.