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
  • City of Chicago will sue U.S. Steel over spill of toxic metal into Lake Michigan

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago is taking legal action against U.S. Steel after the company dumped more toxic metal into Lake Michigan last month. In late October, nearly 60 pounds of chromium leaked into a Lake Michigan tributary after a wastewater treatment system malfunctioned at the U.S. Steel factory in northwest Indiana. It was the second time it’s happened in the past six months. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says U.S. Steel tried to keep the spill a secret, requesting “confidential […]

  • 1-year-old found safe after car stolen on South Side, police say

    CHICAGO – A child was found safe after a car was stolen on the city’s South Side, police said. Police said a woman went to visit a friend on the 9100 block of South State around 1 a.m. Saturday after the friend was involved in a car crash. While she was there, the woman left her car running with the child inside. Police said a black male entered the car and drove away. The vehicle was found about 10 minutes […]

  • 2 carjackings reported within an hour in East Garfield Park

    CHICAGO – Two carjackings were reported in East Garfield Park within an hour of each other, according to police. The first carjacking happened on the 2100 block of West Fulton at 10:08 p.m. on Friday. Police said a woman was entering her parked car when she and her passenger were approached by two armed black males who announced a robbery and told them to get out of the car. The victims exited the car and the offenders fled the area. […]

  • New automated screening lanes up and running at Midway Airport

    CHICAGO — Just in time for the big Thanksgiving holiday travel period coming up next week, new automated screening lanes are now in operation at Midway Airport. Officials with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) say about 28,000 travelers will be screened at Midway every day during the Thanksgiving travel period. The new technology will help speed up the process. There are already five automated screening lanes up and running at O’Hare International Airport, and now there are two at Midway. […]

  • Chicago police searching for 5 suspects in Uptown narcotics investigation

    CHICAGO — Police say there’s been an increase in violence in the city’s Uptown neighborhood, with two deadly shootings in the last two weeks. It led police to open a narcotics investigation, targeting west Argyle Street. The narcotics team arrested eight people on felony drug charges, but they are still looking for four men and one woman, wanted in connection with the probe. In a community alert, police say most of the people arrested are members of various street gangs. […]

  • Police car crashes on Eisenhower, 2 carjacking suspects arrested

    CHICAGO — Two people are in custody after a carjacking that ended with a police chase. A car was stolen around 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of North Racine Avenue in the city’s River West neighborhood. Police followed the stolen car, and the chase ended in Oak Park near the Eisenhower Expressway. A weapon was also found at the scene. This is the 15th carjacking in the last two days in the Chicago area. At least five were […]

  • Chicago charter school teacher accused of sexual relationship with underage student

    CHICAGO —  A criminal investigation by two separate agencies is underway after a female teacher was accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage male student. The investigation centers on Horizon Science Academy Southwest, a Chicago Charter School at 54th and Western in the city’s Gage Park community centered on STEM. A school spokesman said administrators became aware of the allegations earlier this week and that the individual in question has been an instructor at the school since 2014 which […]

  • Chance the Rapper speaks out against Chicago police training center

    CHICAGO — There was a lot of excitement this morning, when a familiar face sat down for the Chicago City Council meeting Chance the Rapper attended the meeting to criticize a plan to build a $95 million public safety training facility on the city’s West Side. “There’s a lot of different services that need to be funded,” he told the council. “Mental health services … obviously schooling is my big thing, but there’s a lot of ways to transform the city […]

  • Highland Park couples wants compensation after home damaged by construction project

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. — A Highland Park couple wants compensation after they were forced from their home. They’re pointing fingers at a developer after a foundation wall collapsed at a neighboring construction site. Now they’re taking their concerns to the city. The city had plans to talk about the developer’s new project Tuesday night but he didn’t show up so they took it off the agenda. The Mordini family showed up hoping that would happen—because they want the issue with […]

  • Man rescued from burning building in Marengo

    MARENGO, Ill. — Three Marengo police officers are hailed as heroes for saving the man’s life. Flames broke out at around 10 p.m. Monday, on the second-floor of a duplex on East Grant Highway near Locust St in Marengo. Three officers arrived on the scene first and when they went inside they found the victim semi-unconscious on the first-floor. “When I kicked the door in, there was a fair amount of smoke on the first level,” said Officer Andrew Kjellgren. […]