Tom Kielty

I am a professional writer with experience across a wide range of platforms. After spending a significant portion of my professional career in journalism I have had the pleasure of widening the scope of my writing skills with more focus on online audience engagement, blogging, social media, monitoring user behavior, and writing in an analytical style. I am a strategic thinker, with the ability to work with others to put together robust, detailed plans and I am passionate and enthusiastic about the written word, with the ability to speak and present articulately and convincingly. What I do best is convey a clear and concise message.


-Exemplary ability to write, edit and research.
-Outstanding time management and organizational skills.
-Ease and comfort with daily deadlines as well as ever-evolving longer term needs.
-Proven professional writing, public presentation, and group communication/facilitation skills.
-Fluency in emerging digital editorial practices and tools.

March Madness: The American World Cup

When the rumblings start they can be felt by both fanatics and casual observers. It’s a unique and special time: a season as distinct as any on the meteorological or religious calendar. It’s an occasion with tell-tale signs and rituals and when the devoted feel it coming that feeling quickly gets contagious. I am talking, of course, about the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament. “March Madness.” It’s a national phenomenon, an entire country swept up in a frenzy of, “brackets,” the uniq

Looney Tunes' new home

Pat McGrath is a realist. The venerable owner of landmark local indie record store Looney Tunes could see that, despite the 33 years he had been a part of the Boston music fabric, his days on Boylston Street in the heart of Berklee College of Music territory were numbered. He also knew that he didn't have a lot of time to plot his next move when Berklee informed him it was time to go. "Right now, we're dealing with the situation of a massive clusterfuck," he says of the daunting task of reloca

Uzo Aduba on Running the Boston Marathon, OITNB Season Three

As an athletic kid growing up in bucolic Medfield, it’s unlikely that Uzo Aduba imagined that she’d one day make an Emmy-award winning splash for her portrayal of a frighteningly intense inmate in a women’s prison. Yet her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix smash Orange is the New Black has won the former BU track star critical acclaim. With the third season debuting on June 12, we caught up with Aduba prior to her first time running the Boston Marathon to chat about OITNB, the


On many occasions I have told people that early on in my life I came to the realization that my ideas about what was and wasn’t funny were shaped by three men: my father, Bill Murray, and David Letterman. My dad had a dry intellectual wit and remarkable dexterity with the one liner, Murray has always displayed a rascally comedic derring do, and for over thirty three years–longer than anyone in the late night television universe including his mentor and idol, Johnny Carson–Letterman had combined

Episode 74 – Guest House

You never know what you’ll get with an episode of Visions of the Unexcused – and for Episode 74 Mint Pillow was lucky to be joined by Tom Kielty in the WEMF Radio Studio. Kielty’s a veteran of the Boston rock scene and has written for the Globe, Herald, Boston Magazine, among numerous other local and national publications. Armed with this Rock & Roll Sage – Mint Pillow delved through a psychedelic set filled with stories from the scene and other tomfoolery. 1. The Pogues – Once Upon A Time (Wai

Where to Watch College Football in Boston: The Away Teams

Where to Watch College Football: The Away Teams Saturdays in autumn are all about college football, but where to go if you’re a Wolverine, Sooner, or Cardinal? Don’t worry—there’s a bar for that. For New Orleans transplant Brian Ledet, joining a bevy of LSU Tigers at Fenway’s Baseball Tavern a few years ago was like finding a home away from home. During game broadcasts, Ledet now spins recordings of the LSU Tiger Marching Band at key moments to an often-packed house. In search of a place to don

Concert Access Varies Widely

Chicago Tribune readers were (not) likely shocked when the newspaper reported that insiders get special treatment and concert access. Giving away such an enormous secret in the fourth quarter of the year? An answer to the secret identity of old St. Nick may not be far behind. In all seriousness, does anyone who has ever seen the galaxy of stars courtside at a Los Angeles Lakers game feel that they too could rub shoulders with Jack Nicholson with the luck of the ticket draw? The fact is, some st

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