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
- At Least 17 Arrested In Marijuana Bust At Galt NurseryAn outdoor nursery was raided by Sacramento County Sheriff's deputies who found thousands of marijuana plants behind the business.
- New Spillway Being Built On Yuba County DamBullards Bar Reservoir is a popular spot about 30 miles northeast of Yuba City near the town of Dobbins in Yuba County.
- Where Will Revenue From Sacramento’s Proposed Sales Tax Increase Go?Sacramento could be home to one of the highest sales tax rates in the state under a proposed measure that could be on the November ballot.
- Run-Down El Camino Plaza Draws Ire Of NeighborsIt's been more than three years since Mike's Supermarket closed its doors, and the property is in need of repair.
- 7 Men Accused Of Groping Girls At Roseville Water Park Released, For NowThe seven men ranging from ages 18 to 34 aren't facing charges yet as the district attorney continues to review evidence.
- Sacramento Part Of Pilot Program For Digital License PlatesThe new digital plates are still in the evaluation phase, but they are legal and are being sold a dealership in Sacramento.
- Armored And Dangerous: Sacramento Woman Ready To Go Medieval On Her OpponentsIt's not your typical sport. When Alexa Bennet works out, she commands attention and fear.
- Kill List Found At School Has Mira Loma High Parents On EdgeParents at the Sacramento high school say they're not happy with the school's response to the list that was found by a student.
- City Says It Didn’t Know Sewer Rate Announcement Went OutResidents in Folsom are blaming the increase on a new development, but city leaders say that's not the case and plans for the hike are delayed.
- Who Snatched Puppy From Downtown Sacramento Home?Someone cut through the fence to steal an 11-month-old German shepherd named Ariya from a home at 14th and V streets.
- A Decade After Closing, The Rusty Duck Part Of Riverfront Revitalization TalkThe restaurant was a hot spot in Sacramento, but closed in 2008 as the recession hit. Now that property could be part of a big change.
- Feds Warning Drivers To Park Cars Due To Takata Airbag RecallThomas Willing-Mayer, who works at Ron DuPratt Ford in Dixon says he's worked on vehicles that have come in for the Takata airbag recall.
- Congressman: State Put Delta Tunnels Ahead Of Oroville Dam SpillwayRep. John Garamendi says the California Department of Water Resources didn't protect its most valuable asset, instead focusing on the Delta Tunnels project.
- Four-Star Hotel Under Construction In WintersWhen many people think of Winters, they think of a small farming community—which it still is—but its restaurant scene has made this town into a travel destination.
- Fight Over Rising Rent Brings Marchers To Sacramento StreetsHundreds of marchers calling for stricter rent control descended on the capital on Monday calling for legislators to act.
- Firefighters Treating North Sacramento House Fire As SuspiciousFirefighters ripped two holes in the roof to get to the fire. Officials say it could’ve been worse, the home was empty, no furniture inside to fuel the flames.
- California Lawmaker Seeks To Restrict Gun Raffles Held By Non-ProfitsA new bill introduced by a southern California lawmaker would restrict non-profits from raffling off guns as prizes for their fundraising efforts.
- A Chance Meeting With Dr. King Sticks With Davis SingerHe doesn't remember what he sang, but the huge crowd that had gathered to see King speak sticks with him.
- Community Mourns 10-Year-Old Found Dead In PG&E CanalIt was Sunday evening when a helicopter and dive team were called out to a canal to try to find the boy who fell into the swiftly moving water.
- California Says Sutter Health Pushing Up Health Care Costs In LawsuitSACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California’s attorney general is suing Sutter Health, saying its anti-competitive business practices are pushing up health care costs. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the lawsuit on Friday, saying what Sutter has done isn’t just illegal, but has cost individuals thousands of dollars more, adding up to millions of dollars statewide. Becerra says […]