Kyra G. McGrath

Kyra McGrath serves as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer for WHYY, Inc, the public media outlet for Southeastern Pennsylvania, Delaware and Southern New Jersey, which provides the community with informative, entertaining, in-depth programming on multiple platforms including television (WHYY-TV, Y Arts and Y Info), radio (WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, Pa., and Cape May Courthouse, Atlantic City, Manahawkin, Berlin and Bridgeton, NJ, and WHYY-HD), and the internet ( and, as well as through live events. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, she is responsible for the operation of all of WHYY’s distribution platforms and production of all content, including news and information and arts and culture programming. She also manages support functions, including engineering, legal and government relations, and serves as Assistant Secretary of the WHYY Board of Directors. Prior to becoming Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer, Ms. McGrath served as WHYY’s Vice President for Strategic Projects and General Counsel.

Ms. McGrath is a past President of the Forum of Executive Women, a network of the region’s top 300 women executives, was the Founding Chair of the Mass Mutual Women’s Advisory Board for the Delaware Valley, and a Founding Member of the Advisory Board for Penn State Great Valley. She recently stepped down as Chair of the Board of the Philadelphia Division of the Salvation Army and is a member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Paradigm Award selection committee and the Forum’s Forum Award for Emerging Leaders selection committee.

In December 2003 she was named one of 25 Women of Distinction by the Philadelphia Business Journal and in 2009 was named one of the 75 most influential Irish-American businesswomen in the United States by New York City’s Irish Voice newspaper. In 2011 she was one of the recipients of the Take the Lead Award from the Girl Scouts of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The Pittsburgh, PA native received her B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University and her J.D. from the Universityof Pennsylvania School of Law.


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