Kelly Davis joined WGN News in July 2017 as a reporter. As one of Chicago’s Very Own, Kelly was born and raised in the Chicago suburb of Glen Ellyn, where she attended Glenbard West High School.

Prior to WGN-TV, Kelly was a reporter and fill-in anchor at KMOV in St. Louis, Missouri. Before her position at KMOV, Kelly worked in stations throughout the Midwest, including WDRB in Louisville, Kentucky and WWTV in Cadillac, Michigan. Over the years, Kelly has won multiple awards for her reporting from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. 

Kelly earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Psychology at the University of Iowa. When she’s not in he newsroom, Kelly is usually traveling. She also enjoys baking, practicing yoga, and running along the lake. 

Recent Articles
  • Chicagoans honor fallen Cmdr. Paul Bauer with memorials across the city

    CHICAGO — Memorials are going up around the city to honor the police commander who was gunned down Tuesday near the Thompson Center in the Loop. Flags fly at half staff and Cmdr. Paul Bauer’s 18th District is draped in black and purple. A memorial filled with flowers and balloons pays tribute to the commander, who gave his life for the safety of Chicago. It’s a nightmare Betsy Shepard has had to endure. She leads the Michael Ceriale Foundation. Ceriale […]

  • Police seek videos in investigation of Chicago police commander’s shooting death

    CHICAGO —  A suspect is in custody and could face charges as soon as today in the killing of Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer. The suspect was armed with a semi-automatic weapon and was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Police are asking for all videos of the shooting scene — from taxis, buildings and media witness interviews — as they continue the investigation. Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot multiple times Tuesday afternoon after he spotted a man matching the radio description […]

  • Police investigate after fire destroys Hebrew Ysraelite Culture Center

    CHICAGO —  Investigators are now stepping in to try and determine what caused a 2-11 fire on the city’s Far South Side Monday evening. Fire officials said the fire broke out around 9 p.m. at the Hebrew Ysraelite Culture Center at 7130 S. Chicago Avenue in the city’s Grand Crossing neighborhood. The fire was struck around 10:30 p.m. Three people were inside the building when the fire started. Firefighters rescued a woman with a disability from the second floor of the […]

  • Southwest suburbs hit hard by Friday’s snow

    HOMER GLEN, Ill. — The southwest suburbs saw the most significant snowfall in the area Friday. Mother Nature dumped a foot of snow on Home Glen. And some say they measured more than 15 inches. Palos Hills had 13 inches by 4 p.m. Joliet and Aurora had 10 inches. Residents worked hard clearing driveways and sidewalks. More snow is expected this weekend Updates at

  • Chicago area gearing up for more rounds of snow

    CHICAGO — Chicago officials say about 6 to 7 inches of snow has fallen on the city and they’re gearing up for three more waves through the weekend. Here is a look at snowfall totals across NE Illinois and NW Indiana through 6-8am. Snowfall continues across the area this morning, so totals will increase throughout the day. — NWS Chicago (@NWSChicago) February 9, 2018 Mayor Rahm Emanuel said at a Friday morning news conference that the city, its workers […]

  • Trump calls for ‘new American moment’ in State of the Union

    WASHINGTON — Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called for a “new American moment” of unity Tuesday night and challenged lawmakers to make good on long-standing promises to fix a dangerously fractured immigration system, warning of evil outside forces seeking to undermine the nation’s way of life. Trump’s State of the Union address blended self-congratulation and calls for optimism amid a growing economy with dark warnings about deadly gangs, the scourge of drugs and violent immigrants living in […]

  • Indiana restaurant owner busted after giving cocaine to customer

    GRIFFITH, Ind. — An Indiana business owner faces felony charges after a customer found cocaine in her cheese stick order. Surveillance video released by police shows the owner of Broad Street Gyros, Carrie Demoff, walk into a back office. A couple minutes later, she leaves. The video then cuts to her in the kitchen with a white container. Police say the object inside tested positive for cocaine. About 20 minutes later, a customer walks into the store, pays for her […]

  • Evanston freshman’s amazing 80-foot buzzer beater goes viral

    EVANSTON — A freshman at Evanston Township High School caught the attention of people around the world after his dramatic 80-foot buzzer beater was caught on video Friday. Blake Peters says he didn’t even want the ball in the first place. With two seconds left on the clock, and his school down 43-42, the only way they could win was to sink the basketball equivalent of a Hail Mary. “I didn’t really want the ball to come to me; I didn’t want […]

  • Clerk comes to woman’s aid during daytime carjacking attempt, suspects in custody

    OAK PARK — A gas station clerk came to the aid of a young women during an attempted daytime carjacking Saturday afternoon, and now police say they have three suspects in custody. Julia Vara says she stopped at a Shell gas station on Austin and Harrison after getting off the Eisenhower, hoping to fill up before heading home. While she waited for the gas to pump, she says a man jumped behind the wheel of her car. “I just didn’t […]

  • Dramatic video shows child kidnapping in Calumet City

    CALUMET CITY, Ill. — The FBI has released dramatic video of a child being kidnapped in broad daylight in Calumet City. Police say they did not make the video public before Friday because it was an ongoing investigation. But now they’re releasing more information and they need the public’s help. In the video, a man is seen standing by a red Ford Explorer parked in the alley off 153rd Street near Burnham. Police say that’s 38-year-old Bryan Protho. A young […]