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
  • Heavy rains cause major flooding in northern suburbs

    ZION, Ill. — Three days of scorching heat ended with a soaking rain, and several suburbs are now waking up to flooding. Drivers in Zion dealt with high-standing water after heavy rain drenched the area. Some neighborhoods and intersections were completely flooded. Why do people drive through high water?!?! This is last night in Zion… — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) June 19, 2018 Video was posted on Facebook of flooding in Rockford. According to the person who posted the video, […]

  • 1 fatally shot, 5 injured in University Village

    CHICAGO — Six people were shot, one fatally, on the city’s Near West Side. The shooting happened just before 5 a.m. on the 1300 block of South Loomis Street in the city’s University Village neighborhood. Police said people were attending a party when shots were fired. A woman, between 20 to 25 years old, was found dead at the scene. A 17-year-old was shot in the head and was hospitalized in very critical condition. He is now on life support […]

  • Man kills himself after being shot by Chicago police in SWAT situation, authorities say

    CHICAGO — A man fatally shot himself after being shot by Chicago police officers during a SWAT situation in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said. It all started about 11 p.m. Friday near 94th Street and Escanaba Avenue. The Chicago Police Department said the man fired a gun from a house, then barricaded himself in a garage. Officers blocked several streets late Friday and early Saturday as negotiators tried to communicate with the man for several hours. When SWAT members […]

  • Elon Musk company to build Chicago-to-O’Hare express transport

    CHICAGO — The Boring Company, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that it says will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport in mere minutes. Each electric vehicle in the proposed tunnel system will carry eight to 16 people and travel at speeds of 125 to 150 mph (200 to 240 kph), the company said on its website. Tomorrow Mayor Emanuel will announce The Boring Company has been selected […]

  • Metra apologizes for BNSF changes, adds extra cars to morning rush trains

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Metra is apologizing to BNSF riders and implementing changes today after a new schedule caused chaos. The railroad is adding an extra car to the following morning rush trains to help alleviate overcrowding: 1202, 1210, 1226, 1230, 1244 and 1262. No plans, as of now, for changes to evening rush trains. Metra is adding an extra car to the following IB a.m. rush trains to help alleviate overcrowding: 1202, 1210, 1226, 1230, 124 4& 1262. No plans, as […]

  • Police say 81-year-old was decapitated; no one in custody

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating the death of an 81-year-old woman on the South Side as a homicide. The woman was found with severe injuries just before noon Sunday at a home near 100th Street and Forest Avenue in the city’s Rosemoor neighborhood. Police said the body was stuffed in a storage bin in the basement. Chicago Police Supt. at an unrelated news conference said the woman had been decapitated. Family identify her as Thana Muhammad and neighbors said she […]

  • Woman found dead in West Side garage, police say

    CHICAGO — The body of a  woman was found unresponsive in a garage, according to police. The woman, whose age is unknown, was found underneath a car in a garage in the 1800 block of South Central Park Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. She was found unresponsive and was pronounced dead, police said. Witnesses said the body was badly decomposed, but red hair could be seen. The family of 26-year-old Shantieya Smith strongly believes it could be her, but police have […]

  • Former Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn pushing for term limits for Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO — Chicago is the only major city in the US that doesn’t have a term limit on its mayor. Former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn’s grassroots movement wants to change that. Take Charge Chicago is circulating a petition that could keep Mayor Rahm Emanuel from winning a third term in the Mayoral election in February. They need 100,000 signatures by August 6 to get the referendum on the November ballot to limit the Chicago Mayor’s tenure to two consecutive terms. […]

  • CPS reviewing sexual abuse policies after investigation finds widespread issues

    CHICAGO — CPS CEO Janice Jackson is promising new safeguards will soon be in place to ensure the safety of students from sexual crimes systemwide after a Chicago Tribune investigation that found CPS schools failed to adequately report cases of sexual abuse. “I want to assure everyone no stone will go unturned as we work to protect our students,” Jackson said Tuesday. Former Simeon Career Academy coach Gerald Gaddy is now serving time for sexually assaulting at least three students there, but […]

  • 1 killed, 2 injured in West Side shooting

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and two others injured in a shooting overnight on the city’s West Side. The shooting happened just before 3 a.m. Tuesday in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. Police said three men were standing in an empty lot off 5th Street near Pulaski, when four men walked up and shot at them. A 21-year-old man was hit in the chest multiple times and transported to the hospital in critical condition. He later died. A 20-year-old […]