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
  • 3-year-old accidentally shoots pregnant mother in NW Indiana parking lot

    MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Police say a 3-year-old girl accidentally shot and wounded her pregnant mother in a car parked outside a northwestern Indiana thrift store. The shooting happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of East 81st Avenue in Merrillville, Ind., in the parking lot of Plato’s Closet. Police say the woman and her two children, ages 1 and 3, were sitting inside a parked car when the 3-year-old daughter got a hold of a handgun and accidentally […]

  • Starbucks will close its 8,000 US stores May 29 for racial-bias training

    NEW YORK — Starbucks, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia, plans to close more than 8,000 U.S. stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for its nearly 175,000 workers. The announcement Tuesday comes after the arrests sparked protests and calls for a boycott on social media. Starbucks says the stores and corporate offices will be closed on the afternoon of May […]

  • Patti Blagojevich responds to US Supreme Court decision to reject Blagojevich appeal

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has for the second time rejected an appeal by imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich of his convictions on corruption charges. The justices did not comment Monday in letting stand the convictions and 14-year prison term that Blagojevich is serving. He’s scheduled to be released in 2024. Blagojevich’s lawyers had wanted the high court to take up his case to make clear what constitutes illegal political fundraising. They argued that politicians are vulnerable to prosecution […]

  • A dose of winter hits Chicago in springtime

    CHICAGO — Mother Nature gave Chicago a steady dose of winter on a spring day that started with snow Sunday morning. Just when we thought snow plows were done for the season, fleets of them hit the road in Gurnee, and several accidents were spotted by WGN reporters along I-94. In Zion, an early morning ice storm sent a tree crashing into a house. “This is about what we can expect in the Midwest; we never know what we’re gonna get this […]

  • Barbara Bush in failing health, won’t seek further treatment

    Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN. The source said she is being cared for at her home in Houston and has decided she does not want to go back into the hospital. She has been on oxygen for some time. Her husband, former President George H. W. Bush is with her, as are daughter Doro and sons Marvin and Neil. Her other sons, former President George W. Bush […]

  • Activists worry U.S. airstrikes won’t deter Assad: ‘Mission not accomplished’

    CHICAGO — Pentagon officials and President Donald Trump on Saturday praised U.S. airstrikes in Syria, but some locals are saying America hasn’t gone far enough. The “mission has not been accomplished,” said Suzanne Akhras, president of the Syrian Community Network. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad “will still continue to bomb his people, to gas his people.” Akhras dubbed this weekend’s airstrikes a slap on the wrist: “It’s just not going to be enough. If we really want to end the crisis, we […]

  • Woman grabbed from behind, stabbed while walking to CTA station in Lincoln Park

    CHICAGO – A woman is recovering after being stabbed multiple times in the city’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The woman, 21, was stabbed in the 1200 block of West Webster Avenue Tuesday night around 11 p.m. The woman had just gotten off work at Kohl’s and was walking down Webster to the CTA Red Line to go home. That’s when a man she didn’t know grabbed her from behind, put her in a choke hold and began stabbing her. A doctor […]

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meets with Senate leaders ahead of Congressional testimony

    WASHINGTON  — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has already apologized to users for not doing enough to protect their privacy. Now he plans to apologize to Congress, saying in prepared testimony that Facebook hasn’t done enough to prevent its tools from being used for harm. Zuckerberg’s written statement was released ahead of two days of congressional hearings in which he will not only try to restore public trust in his company but also stave off federal regulation that some lawmakers have […]

  • Suburban school mascot causing controversy after video goes viral

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — A mascot at a suburban high school is at the center of new controversy. Des Plaines Maine West’s warrior is drawing criticism from the Native American community after a video of the mascot went viral on social media. The video was from a spring assembly at the school and show’s the mascot, a warrior, performing his routine. He dances around the gym as the crowd cheers him on. New controversy about an old mascot at a […]

  • Video captures U of C officer shooting student wielding pipe; charges filed against student

    CHICAGO — University of Chicago police have released body cam video and video from a police vehicle of a shooting that injured a student who charged at an officer with a metal pipe. The University of Chicago student has been identified as 21-year-old Charles Thomas. Thomas is facing criminal charges in connection with the shooting, including felony aggravated assault of a peace officer and two counts of felony criminal damage to property, according to Chicago police. He is also facing two […]