IBCA Hall of Fame

Tom Kelly

Name: Tom Kelly

Year Inducted: 1974

Category: Media

Schools / Organizations:
WMBD
WEEK-TV
IHSA

 

Biography:   Tom Kelly got his start in Peoria under the legendary Jack Brickhouse.  Among the stations he worked for were WMBD and WEEK-TV.  He was the play by play announcer for the Bradley Braves for many years before moving on to Los Angeles to become the full-time announcer for USC football and basketball.  Tom was a great supporter of Illinois basketball and did the IHSA State Finals play by play from 1959-1974.  Tom passed away on June 27, 2016, two days short of his 89th birthday.