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
  • Memorial service held for slain CPD commander Paul Bauer on 1-year anniversary of death

    CHICAGO — A memorial service was held to mark the anniversary of the death of a Chicago police commander who was shot and killed while chasing a suspect. A noon Wednesday, police chaplains led the service at the Thompson Center in honor of Cmdr. Paul Bauer, who was killed there on Feb. 13, 2018. The 53-year-old Bauer was walking to City Hall when he heard a call on his radio that a man was running from other officers. Bauer spotted […]

  • Chicago sues e-cigarette sellers, alleging they market to minors

    CHICAGO — The City of Chicago continues to crack down on illegal sales of e-cigarettes to underage kids, filing a lawsuit against 27 online stores and four retail shops in Chicago Tuesday, alleging they market and sell them to minors. The lawsuit primarily targets online retailers, but the city is still going after brick-and-mortar businesses who officials say are breaking the law as well. Small vape shops are feeling the effects. “Anybody opening a vape shop now probably wouldn’t do it […]

  • Police investigating confrontation involving Atlanta news crew outside R. Kelly’s Chicago studio

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating an incident outside of R. Kelly’s studio on the Near West Side. Last weekend, a judge ruled that Kelly is not allowed to use his studio, in the 200 block of North Justine Street, overnight. Yet, there was some sort of activity at the building late Sunday night. A TV news crew from Atlanta — who are in Chicago covering a story about Kelly — says they saw a group of people leaving the studio around […]

  • Gunman who shot 1-year-old boy in head may have been targeting mother: police

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are exploring the possibility that the gunman who shot a 1-year-old boy in the head may have been targeting the mother. “This was not random,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Tribune. The family of Dijon Walker, who goes by “Chase,” said he is currently on life support and “it is not looking good.” The shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the 9900 block of South Throop Street in the Longwood Manor […]

  • 4th grader beat with belts by teacher at CPS school, lawsuit says

    CHICAGO — A lawsuit was filed Thursday against a teacher and the Chicago Board of Education by the family of a fourth grader who said he was beaten in school. Jomuary Champ, 9, attends Tilton Elementary in West Garfield Park. His family said he had welts from being beaten 20 to 30 times with two belts, after being slapped and dragged into a school bathroom last September. The lawsuit said the teacher brought in a friend from outside of the […]

  • 88-year-old rescued after water main break in Jefferson Park

    CHICAGO —  Crews are working to repair a water main that broke on the Northwest Side. A 12-inch water main burst at 8 p.m. Thursday at Nagle and Catalpa in the Jefferson Park neighorbood. Several residents haven’t had water since the water main ruptured, spilling water onto the street. Julia Quezada lives on the block, her car tires were stuck in at least two inches of ice. “My car is frozen and I’m not sure I’m going to be able […]

  • Woman killed, man critically injured in South Side house fire

    CHICAGO — One person was killed and another person was seriously injured in a house fire on Chicago’s South Side. The fire broke out just after 1 a.m. Thursday at a single-family home near 80th and Prairie in the Chatham neighborhood. A woman was killed in the fire. A 65-year-old man was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Crews quickly put the fire out. The cause of it is under investigation.

  • Terrifying surveillance video shows man robbed of Canada Goose jacket, hit in face

    CHICAGO — Two men were robbed of their Canada Goose jackets, just about 20 minutes apart, in the South Loop. One of the robberies was captured on surveillance video. The first robbery happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 2100 block of China Place. A 54-year-old man was walking when two men pulled up in a white Mercedes sedan, showed a gun and demanded the coat. The victim was hit in the face, but refused medical treatment. The suspects also […]

  • Wintry mix of ice, sleet and snow cause messy and slick morning commute

    CHICAGO — The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for McHenry County that will remain in effect until noon Wednesday. Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings remain for several Chicago-area counties including DuPage, Cook, Lee, Lake, Kankakee, Kane, Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, DeKalb A wintry mix of snow, ice and freezing rain is blanketing the Chicago area. The morning commute was impacted by accumulating snow that continued Wednesday morning generally from Chicago west and north. 1 to 4-inches of additional […]

  • Jason Van Dyke sentenced to 6 years, 9 months in Laquan McDonald murder

    CHICAGO — Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke has been sentenced to six years and nine months in prison for the 2014 murder of Laquan McDonald. Van Dyke, 40, will likely serve slightly more than three years. His sentence is based on his second-degree murder conviction, which only requires 50 percent of a sentence to be served.  He will receive credit for time served awaiting sentencing. A Cook County jury in October found Van Dyke guilty of second-degree murder […]

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