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
  • Danger of ice falling from buildings causes road closures downtown

    CHICAGO — Falling ice shattered on streets and broke windshields downtown Thursday morning, forcing police to shut down roads into the evening. After large chunks of ice could be seen falling from the Sears Tower and Hancock Building, Wacker Drive was closed between Washington and Madison, pedestrian walkways on Franklin Street connecting Madison Street to Washington Street were closed, and Pearson was closed between Wabash and Rush. There have been no reports of injuries, but people are reminded to be […]

  • Chicago archdiocese adds 10 new names to list of clergy accused of child sex abuse

    CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago has added 10 new names to the list of clergy accused of child sex abuse. The archdiocese says the allegations have enough proof to release the names of those clergy, but there are few details about what they did. Four are priests, two are deacons, two are foreign priests who served in Chicago, and two are religious order priests. The names added are as follows: Archdiocese of Chicago Priests Edmund F. Burke Thomas Carroll […]

  • Protesters demand justice for security guard shot by Midlothian police officer

    MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — In south suburban Midlothian, demonstrators were out protesting the police shooting death of a security guard earlier this month. Jemel Roberson, 26,  was shot by a Midlothian police officer on Nov. 11 while subduing a suspect involved in a gun fight at the bar where he worked security. Authorities say the officer was not aware Roberson was a security guard, but witnesses have contradicted that account, saying he was wearing clothes clearly marked “security.” “We are here […]

  • Police: Teen killed during armed robbery of off-duty Chicago police officer

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a teenage boy was shot and killed by an off-duty Chicago police officer during an attempted armed robbery early Thursday on the Northwest Side. According to police, the off-duty cop was returning from a movie theater and sitting in his parked car on the 5800 block of north Talman Avenue when two teenage boys, one of them armed, demanded his wallet and phone around 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Police say the officer initially complied and handed over his […]

  • FBI warns air travelers to be on their guard for midair sexual assaults

    CHICAGO — The FBI is warning air travelers as they head out for the holidays to be aware. The agency reports that sexual assaults in midair are on the rise and several cases have been reported locally. The most recent one was reported last month. The FBI reports sexual assaults on airplanes increased by 66 percent from 2014 to 2017. The bureau said 63 incidents were reported nationwide last year. That’s compared to 57 in 2016, 40 in 2015 and […]

  • 2 killed in hit-and-run crash on South Side

    CHICAGO — Police are searching for the person who was involved in a crash that left two people dead. The two-car collision happened at 1 a.m. Thursday in the intersection of State Street and 71st Street in the Park Manor neighborhood. Police said a man speeding in a white car exited the northbound State Street ramp and collided with a black SUV on 71st Street. Two men in the SUV were taken to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. The […]

  • Geneva teachers will not strike Tuesday, will give school board more time

    GENEVA, Ill. — Teachers in Geneva will be in the classroom Tuesday after they decided to give the Board of Education more time to reflect on Monday evening’s meeting and are hopeful they made an impact. Hundreds of people packed Geneva Middle School South to advocate for their teachers. Before the meeting, teachers picketed outside as they put pressure on school administrators in hopes they can bring negotiations to a close. The Geneva Education Association has been negotiating with District 304 since […]

  • At least 9 dead as wildfire incinerates California town

    PARADISE, Calif. — A fierce wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. Nine people died in what quickly grew into the state’s most destructive fire in at least a century. Only a day after it began, the blaze near the town of Paradise had grown to nearly 140 square miles (362 square kilometers), had destroyed more than 6,700 structures […]

  • Official: Gunman went on social media during bar attack

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — The gunman who killed 12 people at a country music bar in Southern California went on social media during the attack and posted about his mental state and whether people would believe he was sane, a law enforcement official said Friday. Also, one of the possibilities investigators are looking into is whether gunman Ian David Long believed his former girlfriend would be at the bar, the official said. Authorities have not determined a motive for Wednesday’s […]

  • Reward for Rogers Park killer raised to $150K, officials say

    CHICAGO — Chicago police increased the reward for information leading to the Rogers Park gunman to $150,000, the largest ever raised solely from community donations. Eliyahu Moscowitz, 24, was fatally shot in the head on a pedestrian path in Loyola Park  on Oct. 1. Just 36 hours earlier, on Sept. 30, police said the same gun was used to kill 73-year-old Douglass Watts who was also shot in the head at close range in the 1400 block of West Sherwin Avenue. On Oct. […]