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
- Armed Robbers Who Targeted Card Game May Have Played EarlierThe game was happening in the area of 42nd Avenue near 37th street at around 1 a.m. on Monday when armed robbers broke in.
- Details Around Rocklin Father’s Disappearance Have Family WorriedWhen they hadn’t heard from him for a couple of days, his brother, Dean, went to check on him at his house and he made a startling discovery
- Teens Accused Of Attacking Loomis Caregiver Elude Police TwiceThe truck the teens are accused of stealing was spotted twice by the California Highway Patrol, but both times, they managed to get away.
- ICE Agents Sweep Suisun City 7-Eleven, Ask For IDs And Other InformationICE agents swept 7-Eleven stores before dawn, cracking down on illegal workers and putting employers on notice.
- Life Time Pulling The Plug On Cable News Channels In Its GymsLifetime Fitness members looking for breaking news on cable TV won't find that on any of the gym's screens.
- Church Forced To Sell Building As Congregation DwindlesWhen First Presbyterian Church first started in 1850, the congregation sat on bales of hay. It moved to a new location in 1950 and bells chimed every hour. But the bells are now silent, and the church is closing down.
- Magazine Names Sacramento Most ‘Game-Changing’ City In The WestIn its annual Best Places issue, Sunset Magazine named Sacramento a top city.
- Neighbors Angry Over Hustler Hollywood Store Opening Soon In Arden ArcadeIt was approved to move here because the county does not consider it an adult novelty shop, but critics call that ridiculous.
- Sacramento Music Festival Folds After More Than Four DecadesIt brought in hundreds of thousands of visitors to Sacramento every Memorial Day weekend for more than 40 years, but today organizers of the Sacramento Music Festival, formerly the Jazz Jubilee, announced they're calling it quits.
- Cyclists Not Happy About River Crossing Options During Jiboom Street Bridge ClosureA local bridge that will soon be closed for repairs has some Sacramento cyclists frustrated. The repair project will close the Jiboom Street Bridge at Discovery Park, causing hundreds of cyclists that use the bridge daily to change their routine.
- Mystery Revolves Around Box Full Of Memories Found In RosevilleA crew clearing a former homeless encampment alongside Antelope Creek in Roseville had an unusual find on Thursday.
- UC Davis Vets Use 3-D Printed Mask To Help Fix Dog’s FaceLoca was bitten by another dog so severely that the right side of her skull and jaw had extensive damage. She also had multiple puncture wounds on her face and neck.
- Yuba City Swears In First Female Sikh MayorA local city is celebrating and making history with the swearing-in of its new mayor.
- $10,000 Reward Brings Leads In Rite-Aid Robbery That Turned DeadlyMarilyn Stribley, 87, died on Saturday days after she was knocked over by one of three suspects fleeing the scene of a robbery at a Rite-Aid near her home.
- Special Gift Meant To Help Woman Shift Gears In Her LifeThe vehicle has been spruced up to look brand new from Auburn’s Caliber Collision and Allstate, as part of the National Auto Body Council’s Recycled Rides Program.
- Mayor Darrell Steinberg Endorses Gavin Newsom’s Campaign For GovernorMayor Darrell Steinberg said he's supporting Gavin Newsom's bid for governor.
- Law Enforcement Beefing Up Patrols To Anticipate Increased Shopping-Related TheftsIt's the time of the year for crowded shopping centers, but it's also when thieves step up their game -- and law enforcement officials do as well.
- These New Homes Aren’t For Sale In RosevilleRoseville is the spot where a new trend is showing up in the housing development arena, brand new homes not for sale, but for rent.
- Citrus Heights Catching Crooks With Plenty Of BaitThe theft reduction program began last year by the Citrus Heights Police Department. It has seen the number of arrests nearly triple this year.
- ‘I Can Give Them Hope Because I’ve Been Through It’ — Bill Shaner Navigates Emergency Room Patients With Mental Illness Toward HelpBill Shaner walks these halls, helping the homeless with mental health issues. It's a job he says he loves and understands because he’s lived it.