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
  • 1 child injured after two suburban carnival rides collide

    MIDLOTHIAN, Ill. — A young boy is injured after two rides at a Chicago suburban carnival collided Thursday night. The accident happened at the Saint Christopher Fiesta in south suburban Midlothian. The Freak Out and Pharoah’s Fury rides collided during a test around 6 p.m. No one was on either of the rides, but debris from the rides hit a 6-year-old boy who was standing nearby. The rides had both been inspected on May 17, 2019 and were operating under […]

  • Woman’s face, neck slashed in attack near DePaul University

    CHICAGO — A woman was critically injured when she was attacked early Thursday near DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus. The 22-year-old victim was rushed to Illinois Masonic Medical Center around 4 a.m. in critical condition, but she has since been stabilized. Based on the scene near DePaul University, where she recently graduated, she had lost a lot of blood. Police have since determined this may have been a sexually motivated attack where the victim fought back, which likely saved her […]

  • Alligator in Humboldt Park Lagoon captured

    CHICAGO — The search for an elusive alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon is over. Eight days after it was first spotted, the reptile was captured overnight less than 24 hours after the city hired a expert from Florida to find it. Frank Robb was brought in after several attempts to capture it failed. “I think we had taken eight loops around the lagoon and surrounding areas before we finally saw him, but once we were able to see him, […]

  • Woman riding Divvy bike critically injured in hit-and-run

    CHICAGO — A 25-year-old woman riding a Divvy bicycle was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver Sunday night. Surveillance video shows the woman biking down the 2600 block of West Chicago Avenue around 11 p.m. Sunday when a car strikes her from behind, sending her flying over the curb and into a nearby tree. The driver of the blue Honda Civic kept going afterwards, leaving the woman to be taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition. Biking can be risky […]

  • ‘Know your rights’: Chicago leaders, activists bracing for weekend ICE raids

    CHICAGO — Weeks ago, President Donald Trump warned that ICE agents were preparing for raids across the county. Those raids were postponed, but the president has confirmed they will begin this weekend. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids start Sunday, and the order is to remove people who are in the United States illegally. Chicago is one of the many big cities on the target list. Mayor Lori Lightfoot and other city and state leaders have been bracing for ICE. The […]

  • Alligator hunt in Humboldt Park Lagoon enters fourth day

    CHICAGO — It’s Day 4 of “gator watch” at the Humboldt Park Lagoon. Chicago’s most famous reptile is still keeping the experts guessing and drawing onlookers. The search has brought hundreds of people out to watch, even some willing to lend a hand. The search is even trending on twitter. So far, it has not taken the bait in any of the several traps set out to catch it. “Alligator Bob” of the Chicago Herpetological Society has 60 years of […]

  • Teacher charged in sexual assault of 11-year-old

    SKOKIE, Ill. — A suburban teacher was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student. The Cook County State’s Attorney’s office said in a statement that Mohammedimran A. Mulla, 32, was charged Tuesday with felony counts of predatory sexual assault of a child, attempted predatory sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Skokie police said on Friday July 5, they began an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old female student at the Noor Learning […]

  • Father of 3, beloved soccer coach found dead near tracks on West Side

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a man was found dead near railroad tracks on Chicago’s West Side. Police said the 44-year-old man was found unresponsive near the tracks in the 1100 block of Komar Avenue in West Humboldt Park around 9 a.m. Tuesday. The man has been identified as Roberto Fonseca Jr. He was found about two miles from where he lives, according to police. An autopsy conducted Wednesday said Fonseca Jr. died of strangulation. Neighbors said Fonseca Jr. […]

  • Heavy rain causes homes, streets to flood in Westmont

    WESTMONT, Ill. — Severe storms Tuesday night left parts of Westmont flooded in feet of water. Another round of rain is in the forecast Wednesday, which means more flooding is possible. Residents in the Westmont area are dealing with several feet of water on streets and even inside their homes. One homeowner near 40th and Cass said the nearby retention pond started filling at 7:30 p.m. But the storms were too heavy, and water quickly spilled over into the streets […]

  • Body recovered from Chicago River ID’d as missing 22-year-old Lawndale man

    CHICAGO — A body recovered from the Chicago River Tuesday has been identified as a missing 22-year-old man from Lawndale. Esteban Uriostigue went missing Friday night after visiting the Jewel-Osco at 2550 N. Clybourn Ave. He used to work at the store, but it is unclear why he might have gone there. Emergency crews recovered Uriostigue’s body from the North Branch of the river on the 1500 block of West Webster Avenue just before 9 a.m. Tuesday — not too […]

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