The BYL Story 


Broadcast Your Love Summary

Broadcast your Love (BYL) is a 501 © 3 under the fiscal umbrella of the Austin Community Foundation. It was founded in 2011 to continue the community work of journalist Thea E. Williams-Douglas.

Our Inspiration – Thea Williams-Douglas

BYL was founded to continue the community work and efforts of local broadcast journalist, Thea E. Williams-Douglas. Williams-Douglas was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and received her Masters of Science degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She spent the last 15 years of her career as the Executive Producer of the Austin, Texas ABC affiliate, KVUE’s morning and midday newscasts, and also taught at Austin Community College. Williams-Douglas, who dedicated her life to her two children as well as mentoring and working to make a difference in the lives of those in under-served communities.  After a year-long battle with breast cancer, Thea sadly died in 2010, leaving a legacy of love, integrity, loyalty and faith which her sister, Marcía Williams calls upon to drive the mission and vision of BYL forward.

Where we are going:

Marcia Williams is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. She is an experienced and connected communications professional with an energy matched only by her passion for developing the communication skills of young people from underserved communities.

In her professional career, Marcia has helped numerous companies and organizations develop their brand identity. Personally, she continues to serve corporations and non-profit organizations in their efforts to increase engagement and build communities.

Today, Marcia has taken up the challenge to deliver the vision she shared with her sister, Thea; a vision to create a life rich in integrity, loyalty and faith.


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