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
- Murder Suspect’s Mom Wants Custody Of Victim’s ToddlerKaren Garcia was a young mother found dead inside her car last January. Her ex-boyfriend Salvador Garcia Jr. Hasn't been seen since.
- Community Members Help Buy San Joaquin County Sheriff’s K-9s Protective VestsThe San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department is thanking the community for coming to the aid of its canine officers.
- Man Nearly Run Over While Trying To Stop Shoplifting Suspect In Yuba CityYuba City police have arrested a man accused of shoplifting at an area Walmart after they say he crashed into vehicles and hit a man while trying to escape.
- Saved By Miracle: Alert Airline Agent Saves Teens From Modeling PredatorIt was a typical day for American Airlines agent Denice Miracle until two young girls came to her ticket counter with first-class tickets and no IDs.
- Sacramento Testing Program Where Homeless Clean Up CampsA clean-up crew hitting the Del Paso Heights area is made up of volunteers that are part of a new group called the Downtown Streets Team.
- Sacramento’s Vision Zero Plan Aims To Cut Pedestrian, Motorist FatalitiesThe City of Sacramento will soon roll out Vision Zero, a program with a goal to reduce pedestrian, bicyclist and motorist fatalities by 2027.
- Sacramento Medical Building EvacuatedAccording to the Sacramento Fire Department between 200 and 300 people were evacuated just after 1 p.m. on Monday.
- Rent Control Fight Clashes With Housing Crunch In CaliforniaA proposed initiative would repeal a state law that currently puts strict limits on the type of rent control that's allowed.
- Study Exploring Possibility Of Public Bank For Cannabis Industry In CaliforniaThe multi-billion dollar cannabis industry has continued to grow following pot legalization in California, yet cannabis businesses say they've been shut out of the private banking industry, creating a danger for both them and their customers.
- Realtors Adopting High-Tech Home ToursPotential buyers now have the chance to see a home from all angles with 360-degree views from any laptop or smartphone.
- 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.