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
- Blackface Videos May Fall Outside Sacramento School District’s ReachTwo videos surfaced this week showing two students from McClatchy High School in different states of blackface using the N-word on social media.
- 31 Years Later, Tower Bridge Hero Identified Through DNA As James Wray Miller Of IowaThe decades-old mystery was solved after DNA evidence found her father was a man dubbed The Tower Bridge Hero in Sacramento.
- Officer Talks About Rescuing Animals From Vacaville ShelterQuick thinking Vacaville police officers sprang into action last week as the raging Nelson fire quickly approached the Solano SPCA. The chaotic rescue was all caught on video.
- Texan Firefighters Arrive In Northern California To Help Fight WildfiresTexas crews said they’ll be on the fire lines for at least 14 days and will stay longer if needed.
- State Program Helps Cut Teacher Shortage For Elk Grove SchoolsA statewide program is helping more people get into the classroom. It will pay your way to a teaching credential, but to qualify, you have to earn it.
- Vacaville Power Outage Leaves Seniors Without Power For 4 DaysMany of the residents say they're getting no information from the owner of the El Matador Mobile Home Park.
- John Doe Identified As ‘Bridge Hero’ From 1987 Tower Bridge AccidentThe unidentified man had jumped into the Sacramento river — trying to rescue people who had driven off the bridge.
- Community Mourns Karen Garcia, Starts Domestic Violence Non-Profit In Her HonorFriends and family of the Karen Garcia are taking a stand against domestic violence to honor the young mother.
- Food Bank Volunteers Keeping Close Eye On Seniors During Heat WaveWith this lingering heatwave, one local food bank is taking the extra step to make sure the seniors they serve are getting the proper nutrition they need.
- Horse Thieves Suspected Of Making Off With 3 Dixon Quarter Horses Valued At $120,000A rancher is searching for his highly skilled and valuable quarter horses he believes were stolen from a remote Dixon ranch over the weekend.
- Vocational Training Helps Fill Skill Gaps As Job Market Tightens For EmployersThis program provides training at no cost and helps students obtain their GED if they haven’t completed high school.
- Lake Wildwood Euthanizing 75 Geese With No Proven Link To E. Coli Outbreak“They were able to get the geese into a pen and transport them out and euthanize them. We will also be allowed to use a pellet or BB gun.”
- Grant High School Pool Opens After Community BacklashA change of heart by a local school district means kids and families in Del Paso Heights will be able to cool down in a neighborhood pool after all.
- Bay Area Company Moving To Colusa Over Costs, SpaceHis rent in San Francisco was also getting ready to double. But it was the available workforce that really sealed the deal.
- County Fire’s Smoky Grasp Felt Well Beyond The Flames As Fire Hits 60,000 AcresThe fire stretched more than 44,000 acres on Monday, an area more than twice the size of Lake Berryessa. No structures have been destroyed by the flames.
- Firefighters Warn Even ‘Safe And Sane’ Fireworks Can Be DangerousSafe and sane fireworks went on sale Thursday and just before opening, a group of local agencies got together to send out a safety message to residents, reminding them of the dangers of illegal fireworks and how to spot them.
- Union Supporters Gather At Rally In Downtown Sacramento After Supreme Court RulingA number of unions spoke out against today’s Supreme Court decision to not force non-union workers to help pay for collective bargaining.
- State Agency Provides Housing Assistance For Low-Moderate Income BuyersCalifornia Housing Finance Agency is working with mortgage providers to pay down payments and closing costs for qualifying clients.
- Shooting Of Pregnant Woman Shatters Neighbor’s Feeling Of SafetyA pregnant mom and her 5-year-old child were shot in an area sitting between Tahoe Park and Colonial Village.
- 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.