Alumna/Broadcast Exec Marty Wilke of CBS Chicago to Address Grads at June 11 Commencement

Marty Wilke
We are happy to announce that College of Communication alumna and WBBM-TV/CBS 2 Chicago President and General Manager Marty Wilke will be speaking at our 2017 commencement ceremony​ this June.

Wilke is the first female president and general manager of WBBM-TV, CBS 2, in Chicago. Wilke works to make news more widely accessible to audiences and encourages journalists to think outside the box. Throughout her career, she has been a supporter of DePaul students by funding scholarships, offering mentorship and serving as a thought leader at her alma mater. Born and raised in Chicago, Wilke was the youngest of six children and followed in her sister Nancy Wilke’s footsteps to attend DePaul, where she discovered her passion for telling and writing stories. She spent a decade working for high-profile advertising agencies, then brought her collaborative personality and strong work ethic to WGN-TV. By the fall of 2012, she became president and general manager of WBBM-TV in Chicago, and under her leadership, the network forged new community partnerships, expanded local newscasts by six hours per week and increased viewership and revenue. In 2016, Make It Better magazine named Wilke one of “The 25 Most Powerful Women in Chicago.” Wilke and her sister Nancy created the Wilke Family Endowed Scholarship in 2012 to support other DePaul students who are forging paths similar to their own.

Commencement will take place this June 11 at 12:30 p.m. at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.​​