Alumni National Awards

Diederich College of Communication Award Recipients


DaleyKelly J. Daley, Sp '79

Shorewood, Wis.

A skilled writer, producer, director and interviewer who has produced shows and programs for television networks and corporate clients, what Kelly loves most about his work is the opportunity to tell stories.

“Video is a rich, powerful medium,” he says of his current work with Plum Moving Media, a Milwaukee-based video and live event production company. “We use it to tell stories that raise funds and raise awareness.”

Producing programs about subjects such as shaken baby syndrome and the opioid epidemic, Kelly is able to see clients achieve their project goals. “Our productions help our clients move the needle,” he says. “That’s pretty gratifying.”

At Marquette, Kelly instantly fell in love with television production in the Johnston Hall studios, where he met many close friends while working for MUTV. “Marquette provided a wonderful foundation for my career and my life,” he says. “Everyday I use the production, management and communication skills I learned at Marquette.”

What the Alumni Award means to him: I knew Dr. Tiedge. He was a professor, mentor and friend. To receive this honor in his name is humbling.