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
  • Driver suffered medical emergency before slamming into McHenry Starbucks leaving 5 injured

    MCHENRY, Ill. — A driver suffering a medical emergency crashed into a McHenry Starbucks leaving five people injured and causing the front of the building to collapse. First responders were on the scene after a red pickup truck smashed into the coffee shop on the 4300 block of West Elm Street around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Police said the 53-year-old driver, from Lakemoor, suffered a medical emergency and will not be cited or charged. A 21-year-old Starbucks employee was transported in […]

  • Ice falls off building downtown as weather warms, but icy conditions expected tomorrow

    CHICAGO — A sheet of ice slid from a skyscraper and onto a car below as Chicago thawed out Tuesday, but more icy conditions are expected in the area Wednesday morning. Kemieyan Harris learned just how hazardous ice can be as he made his way into work Tuesday morning. Just blocks away from his destination, falling ice hit his car on East Delaware. “A big chunk of ice just came and smashed in my back window,” Harris said. “I thought […]

  • ‘We love and we are going to miss him’: Chicago-area U.S. soldier killed in Kenya attack

    HAZEL CREST, Ill.  — A U.S. soldier from the Chicago area was among three people killed in an attack on a military base in Kenya. WGN has confirmed that 23-year-old Army Specialist Henry Mayfield Jr. of Hazel Crest was killed Sunday. Mayfield joined the Army in 2018 to help pay for school. Mayfield Jr.’s father, Henry Mayfield Sr., is heartbroken after hearing the news. “My son was a great man,” Mayfield Sr. said. “We love and we are going to […]

  • 3 arrested after woman robbed on CTA Red Line train

    CHICAGO — Three men were arrested after a woman was robbed on the CTA Red Line in the Loop. The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the 100 block of South State Street as the 24-year-old woman was riding the train. Police said four men approached her, and one of them took her cellphone from her hand. According to police, one of the men was arrested after getting off the train at the Monroe stop. Two other men were […]

  • Fireworks show to ring in the new year at Navy Pier

    CHICAGO — Navy Pier is the city’s leading tourist attraction and it claims to be the place to be for New Year’s Eve. Thousands are expected Tuesday night to countdown the end of 2019. A fireworks show at midnight is going to ring in the new year at the pier. For information about the event visit Chicago police plan to deploy an additional 1,300 officers across the city to help keep the peace Tuesday as hundreds of thousands are […]

  • Hundreds of thousands expected in downtown Chicago for NYE, police say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police plan to deploy an additional 1,300 officers across the city to help keep the peace Tuesday as hundreds of thousands are expected to make their way into Chicago to ring in the New Year. Leaders say their number one priority on News Years Eve  is to keep revelers safe, and police are ramping up patrols as the city gets ready. Safety is top of mind in the wake of a violent weekend, and City leaders are […]

  • Twin Peaks touring gear stolen from trailer in Humboldt Park

    CHICAGO — Chicago band Twin Peaks is hopeful to get their touring gear back after it was stolen from their trailer Monday night. Drummer Connor Brodner noticed something was wrong when he went out to the band’s trailer, which was parked outside of his home in the 1000 block of North Kedzie in Humboldt Park, Tuesday morning. The band had just completed a tour in Nashville and were tired from driving through a storm. “We had just driven through a […]

  • Vigil held Monday night after 16-year-old girl dies in Little Village shooting

    CHICAGO — A 16-year-old girl who was shot in the head in Little Village Saturday night has died. The shooting happened just before 9:45 p.m. on the 2300 block of South Rockwell Street as the teen was walking on a sidewalk. Shots were fired and she was struck in the head. She was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition and died Sunday morning. The teen has been identified as Angie Monroy. She was walking home from work, at […]

  • Police: 23-year-old woman shot while sleeping in Englewood

    CHICAGO — A 23-year-old woman was shot while sleeping early Saturday morning in Englewood. Just before 1:30 a.m., Chicago police were dispatched to the 500 block of West 62nd Street on the report of a shooting. Police said a 23-year-old woman was asleep inside a second floor bedroom of a single-family residence.  An unknown suspect or suspects fired multiple gunshots into the home, striking the woman in the ankle. She was transported to the hospital in stable condition. Five other […]

  • Man shot and killed in Dolton

    DOLTON, Ill. — A man was shot and killed during an apparent robbery in Dolton Friday. The robbery took place outside a liquor store near 149th Street and Chicago Road around 8 p.m. Community activist and Dolton trustee Andrew Holmes said the man was leaving the store and walking back to his vehicle when two people approached him and shot him at least six times. The two people took the man’s wallet and fled. The man was taken to the […]

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