Author Biography


Christopher Kenneally

Director, Author & Creator Relations

Copyright Clearance Center





 At Copyright Clearance Center, Christopher Kenneally is responsible for organizing and hosting programs that address the business needs of authors of all backgrounds, from academics to freelancers. Among other activities, he is host and moderator for an ongoing series of writing conferences called, “Beyond the Book,” which have traveled to Boston, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Washington, DC; the programs are frequently broadcast nationally on C-SPAN’s Book-TV and in Canada on BookTelevision.


An award-winning journalist and author of “Massachusetts 101” (originally published as "The Massachusetts Legacy”), Christopher Kenneally has reported on education, business, travel, culture and technology for the New York Times, Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Independent of London, and many other leading publications. He serves on the Steering Committee of the National Writers Union (NWU) Boston Local, and is also a member of PEN New England and the Authors Guild. 

In electronic media, Christopher Kenneally has reported for WBUR-FM (Boston), National Public Radio and WGBH-TV (Boston), and has appeared as a guest on numerous radio and TV public affairs programs. In addition, he is a co-founder of the Writers League of Boston and served for many years as an Advisory Council member of the Boston History Collaborative.


            Before joining CCC in October 2001, Christopher Kenneally was a corporate communications consultant to foundations and emerging businesses. He also has served as director, account services, for a leading Boston area high technology public relations firm.