Cable Academy 2017

Peter Kiley

Peter Kiley is a longtime C-SPANner who is currently the public affairs network's Vice President of Affiliate Relations and Communications. He manages C-SPAN's relationships with cable and satellite companies, and alternative television providers, as well as directing the network's communications to media and the public, including across social media.

Kiley works with television providers to assure the broadest distribution of C-SPAN, C-SPAN2 and C-SPAN3 to nearly 100 million U.S. households through targeted legal, financial, marketing, business development, digital and community/public relations strategies.

C-SPAN recently added overall communications to Kiley's responsibilities. He manages traditional public relations outreach targeting national and local media. A strong believer in the power of social media, he steers C-SPAN's strategies and content offerings across social platforms and works to expand its reach.

Kiley has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility at the nonprofit C-SPAN. He started as a PR assistant in 1986. Later, he managed the network's two 45-foot high-tech "School Buses" as they toured the country to produce programs and advance the community and education efforts of cable operators. Since 2004, he's been the lead executive responsible for affiliate relations. He continues to give strategic guidance to the network's marketing and community outreach activities.

Peter Kiley is C-SPAN's respected ambassador to the cable industry, having served or serving on numerous boards and industry-related committees. He currently co-chairs the NCTA-the Internet and Television Association's Public Affairs Committee and sits on the CTAM Communications Steering Council. He mentors young professionals, from recent college graduates to participants in the Women in Cable & Telecommunications mentoring program. In 2016, he was named a Cable TV Pioneer. Cablefax Magazine has honored him as one of "Cable's Top 100 Power Players," and in 2004 was named their "Nicest Guy in Cable."

Outside his professional life, Kiley coaches youth sports, serves on development committees at his children's schools, and is a Eucharistic Minister.

Earlier in his career he was as an aide to a member of Congress from his native Indiana. He is a 1985 graduate of the University of San Diego with a B.A. in Political Science. In 2014, Kiley received the Author E. Hughes Career Achievement Award from the university's College of Arts and Sciences. He resides in Virginia with his wife Susan and three children, Jane, Phillip and Henry.