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Kelly Burke

Kelly Burke is Sheehan Associates' communications specialist with more than thirty years' experience in television, radio, speech, theater and journalism. For twenty years, Kelly worked as a TV news reporter at WEWS TV, Scripps Howard Broadcasting in Cleveland; WXYZ TV-ABC, in Detroit; and WRC TV-NBC in Washington, D.C.

As a media coach, he conducts media, presentation skills and crisis media training for Sheehan Associates' Fortune 500 clients; including AOL Time Warner, ConEdison, webMethods, Exxon Mobil, Janus Funds, U.S. Enrichment Corporation, InterGen, Inc. and Weyerhaeuser.

With a special expertise in health and safety, Kelly works closely with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Johnson & Johnson and numerous pharmaceutical companies. He also works regularly with American Express, National Geographic Society, National Aquarium, WorldCom and Duke Energy on behalf of Sheehan Associates.

Kelly writes, directs and produces video projects. These projects were conducted for PBS, NIH, American Academy for Pediatrics, NHTSA, National Safe Kids Coalition, March of Dimes and the American Plastics Council, among others.

In 1997, Kelly Burke served as special consultant to the Aruba Broadcasting Company (ATV). He established a TV newsroom, anchored and produced morning newscasts and specials for the Caribbean TV station originating from the island of Aruba.

Kelly has been an Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program for Broadcast Journalism at Northwestern University. He serves as the Founder and Executive Director of Reconcile, Inc., a non-profit communications company that develops media projects to raise public awareness of social problems such as HIV and AIDS prevention.