Media 2023: KELLY TILL
PRESIDENT AND PUBLISHER, RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH; VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES, SOUTHEAST REGION, LEE ENTERPRISES, RICHMOND
In 2022, Till became the first woman to lead the Richmond Times-Dispatch in its 172-year history, after leading Southeastern U.S. regional advertising sales for parent company Lee Enterprises, a position she also holds.
Before joining Lee, Till was an ad executive for The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press. An alumna of Old Dominion University, she serves as first vice chair of the university’s athletic foundation and was named a distinguished alumni honoree in 2022.
Till has grown the Times-Dispatch’s in-house, full-service video studio. Although Lee Enterprises recently announced a reduction in publishing frequency for many of its newspapers, including six in Virginia, the Times-Dispatch will remain a daily print paper.
IF I HAD A TIME MACHINE, I’D MEET: Marie Curie. She was a badass — the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and the only person to win Nobel Prizes in two different scientific fields. I’d like to learn from her how she successfully navigated her male-dominated field.
NEW LIFE EXPERIENCE: We adopted a rescued greyhound — he has captured our heart.
ONE THING I’D CHANGE ABOUT VIRGINIA: Health care access