Kelly is a graduate of UC Berkeley and Stanford’s Mass Media Institute. While at Stanford, she worked as an intern at KPIX-TV in San Francisco.
She began her career at NBC news in Bakersfield, followed by a morning anchor position at KCRA in Sacramento. Excited to see the country and live in new cities she accepted reporter/anchor jobs in Denver Colorado and Charlotte, North Carolina. Later, based in Chicago, she traveled throughout the U.S. and internationally as a producer and writer for The Food Network, HGTV, and The Style Network.
A reporter/anchor position brought her back to KGO-TV in San Francisco followed by San Diego, and more recently at CBS13 —
near her family.
During her news career, she has covered both local and national stories including earthquakes, wildfires, floods and the tragedy at Columbine High School in Colorado. She has interviewed several sitting presidents as well as Caesar Chavez, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and the artist Christo, while covering his Umbrella Project art constellation along the Grapevine in Southern California.
A highlight: being serenaded by Woody Harrelson with the “Kelly Song”. With an avid interest in fitness, she has reported while scuba diving for a story on underwater Tahoe, followed the training of the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team, and interviewed the first blind mountain climber to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Kelly was born and raised in the Bay Area and later moved to Yuba City and is proud to be a Honker. In her spare time, you can find her kickboxing, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
Recent stories by Kelly Ryan
- Yuba County Ready To Help Cascade Fire Victims Get Back On Their FeetAs the smoke clears from the fires throughout Northern California, the next step for fire victims can be overwhelming.
- California Farmers Make Plea For Progress On DACA LegislationThe California State Board of Food and Agriculture heard from those in the agricultural community about recent federal immigration changes.
- Sacramento Job Fair Connects Homeless, Veterans With EmployersThe skyrocketing number of homeless in Sacramento has become a hot-button issue. Many are frustrated by the problem or searching for ways to help.
- Sutter County Prune Crop, Devastated In Last Season’s Storms, Making ComebackWet weather at the wrong time devastated the prune crop in Sutter County last year.
- 3 Weeks Into School Year, District Tells Mom Her Son Has To Move Due To OvercrowdingA Sacramento woman is questioning the policy of a local school district after learning her son will now be moved to another school, three weeks into the new school year.
- Parents Fuming Over HOA Letter Discouraging Kids Playing Outside HomeThe letter discourages children playing outdoors on neighborhood streets and even suggests parents take their kids to a nearby park.
- City Council To Vote On Investment In Long-Delayed Science CenterSacramento city council members will soon decide whether a million-dollar investment in a science center is worth the taxpayer money.
- More American River Parkway Trails Opening For Mountain BikingThe Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks will open up areas in the Woodlake and Cal Expo areas of the American River Parkway.
- McClatchy High School Renovations Put Focus Back On The ArtsNow, after years of construction, McClatchy is showcasing its visual and performing arts academy.
- Sacramento Takes In Solar EclipseProfessors like Duran were on hand to answer questions about Monday's solar eclipse and even brought out a giant telescope to give people an up-close view.
- Police: Armed Man Barricaded Inside Fairfield Home With WomanPolice responded to the area after reports of shots fired before 4 p.m. on Thursday at a home on the 1400 block of Michigan Street.
- Folsom Police Launch Project Lifesaver To Help Track Missing Loved OnesWhen Folsom police get a call about a missing person, and that person is wearing the wristwatch-like device, they say the receiver goes to work to help officers.
- As School Year Draws Near, Vacaville High Classrooms Still UnfinishedFor Principal Ed Santopadre, a new school year is always hectic. But the 2017-18 year is setting a new standard, with a large part of his campus construction zone still unfinished.
- One Year Later, California Schools See Rise In Student Vaccination RatesA year after the end of a long, contentious debate over school vaccinations, school districts say a new law has created a big change.
- Lawn Signs Rankle Neighbors, Homeowners AssociationThe sign, in the shape of the American flag, includes such statements as "Science is Real," "Love is Love," and "Black Lives Matter."
- Weed-Clearing Sheep Found Without Water In SacramentoGoats and sheep are commonly used to clear brush to reduce fire danger, and that was the case behind Cal Expo on Monday.
- Tracking Dog Scent-Preservation Technique Could Help Save LivesA technique called "scent-preservation" is being credited with assisting police in quickly finding a missing woman who has dementia.
- Town And Country Post Office Joins Dozens Of Businesses In ClosureCustomers at a popular post office were surprised to find out it was shutting down with the rest of a strip mall due to safety issues.
- Sacramento Schools Look To Philippines For Teachers Leaving Union Wondering WhyA statewide teacher shortage has a Sacramento school district looking outside the country to find qualified educators, but the teachers union is calling the district out for not looking hard enough.
- Davis Turkey Problem Getting Shipped To Yuba CountyA turkey problem in Davis may be shipped out of the area, as the city plans to send half of its wild turkeys to Yuba County.