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Kelly E. Keough, industry pioneer of health-minded media, is an innovator of teaching first year writing who developed, launched, and marketed the Media Communication and Professional Writing degree programs at Mount Ida College in Newton, MA. There she created a partnership with the award-winning NewTV access station forging strategic and creative relationships to unite the academic and local community through media. As a member of Women in Film and Video of New England, International Screenwriters Association, and Harvard Square Script Writers, she keeps an active screenwriting practice and mentors other women filmmakers.

Kelly received her MFA in Screenwriting from the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, and in 2009 became the first published US author in sugar-free/gluten-free baking, a follow up to her 26-episode reality TV cooking series, The Sweet Truth on the Veria lifestyle network in 2007. As a TV creator, writer and host, Kelly moved to multi-media and developed expert content for, an inspirational website with over 1.5 million subscribers. Her industry background in storytelling and love for teaching and writing gives her deep insights into teaching media communication and first year writing at the college level. Kelly has presented her work of integrating video production and performance skills to teach first year writing both locally and nationally.  Currently, Kelly teaches WRITING THE TWEEN SERIES at Emerson College in Boston. Find out more on her website



B.S., University of NewHampshire
M.F.A., American Film Institute

Areas of Expertise

  • Screenwriting