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.