Women Who Shape the Future is the result of a four-year initiative by 21st Century Fox to upgrade Bishop Kearney’s student-run television station, WBKS, from the 20th to the 21st Century. The donated state-of-the-art equipment, along with continued professional training and guidance, has enabled the students to sharpen their skills and explore new talents. The TV studio has also served as a recruitment tool for incoming students.
The 30-minute special also features Kearney alumnae who have gone on to study communications and broadcast journalism in college, including Eileen Lehpamer, a founding member of WBKS Club, and current reporter for News 12 Long Island.
Kearney is grateful to Donna Pisciotta, Director of Production for WNYW Fox 5 and WWOR MY 9, who has overseen the project from the beginning. As a result, not only was the equipment upgraded, but the lives of our young women have been shaped for a successful future.