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
  • Kim Foxx allowed to join fight to save Westlake Hospital

    CHICAGO — Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has joined the fight to a keep open a west suburban hospital that serves many low-income and minority patients. A judge agreed Monday to allow the state’s attorney’s office to join a lawsuit — but the decision doesn’t change the temporary restraining order thats already in place. It all started Friday, when Foxx’s office filed an emergency motion to join Melrose Park in seeking a temporary restraining order to keep Westlake Hospital […]

  • Mural inside historic Northwest Side church resurrected in time for Easter

    CHICAGO — The Easter Sunday sun beams over St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, a 150-year-old church is nestled next to the Kennedy just north of Division Street. In its history the church has overcome one obstacle after another. Parishioners defeated plans to demolish the church to make way for the highway, but despite of threats of closure and even a fire, it remains open today. “I would say miracle after miracle after miracle just basically to save this sanctuary that’s here I […]

  • 2-year-old girl safe after car stolen with her inside

    CHICAGO — A 2-year-old girl was safely reunited with family after someone stole her mother’s car while the child was inside. A 28-year-old woman said she left her car running with the 2-year-old sleeping in the back seat and entered a restaurant on the 3900 block of West Roosevelt Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Sunday to pick up food. When she returned, the car had been taken with the child inside, according to police. A witness said they saw the woman’s […]

  • Body of 9-year-old boy recovered from Wauconda lake

    WAUCONDA, Ill. — Geraldo Rodriguez was set to celebrate his 10th birthday alongside family and friends Saturday. Instead, divers pulled the boy’s body from Bangs Lake in suburban Wauconda. Geraldo and a friend, 11-year-old Marquis Montez, took a paddle boat into the water Friday night. When the boat rocked, the boys got scared and jumped in the water thinking they could swim to shore. The water was 45 degrees — cold enough for hypothermia to set in within minutes. Fishermen […]

  • Chicago Catholics pray for Notre Dame cathedral after devastating fire

    CHICAGO — People are sending their prayers to Paris Tuesday morning as the pain of the fire is felt here in Chicago and around the world. Parisians and tourists stood in shock Monday, as they watched flames rip through the iconic Notre Dame cathedral.Then parts of the cathedral, built more than 800-years ago, collapsed in front of them. The devastating videos spread quickly online, drawing attention from all over the world. Many people turned to social media, posting pictures and […]

  • Over 1,000 flights canceled, hundreds delayed after heavy snow hits Chicago

    CHICAGO — While many thought the arrival of Spring meant the snow was gone for good, a late-season storm is winding down after bringing heavy, wet snow to the Chicago area Sunday. Temperatures dropped to near 32 degrees and snowfall rates grew to two inches per hour in some places.  At times, the heavy snow reduced visibility to fractions of a mile. Areas north and west of the city were hit hardest with as much as four to eight inches […]

  • Mom speaks out after family asked to leave movie over complaints about disabled son

    LAKE IN THE HILLS, Ill. — A mother says she and her two boys were asked to leave a theater over the weekend after moviegoers complained her disabled son was making too much noise. Jennifer Daly says it’s not easy taking her two boys to the movies because her 3.5-year-old son Jonathan is disabled. He has a rare form of dwarfism and needs to be taken around in a wheelchair along with medical equipment. While he can’t talk, Jonathan is […]

  • 911 calls released in Sleepy Hollow sexual assault, home invasion

    WARNING: The content of the calls is graphic. Viewer discretion is advised. SLEEPY HOLLOW, Ill. — The 911 calls placed following a violent home invasion in Sleepy Hollow were made public in response to a Freedom of Information Act request. Police said 32-year-old Fabian Torres sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman inside her home Monday afternoon. He stabbed her during the struggle, police said, and when the woman’s 17-year-old brother came to her defense — he was also stabbed multiple times. […]

  • Trump ‘strongly looking’ at releasing detained migrants in sanctuary cities

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Friday he is strongly considering releasing “Illegal Immigrants” into Democratic strongholds to punish congressional foes for inaction on the border— just hours after White House and Homeland Security officials insisted the idea had been rejected as fast as it had been proposed. “Due to the fact that Democrats are unwilling to change our very dangerous immigration laws, we are indeed, as reported, giving strong considerations to placing Illegal Immigrants in Sanctuary Cities only,” Trump […]

  • Emergency hearing scheduled in battle for Westlake Hospital

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. — The village of Melrose Park is taking the new owners of Westlake Hospital back to court for contempt. An emergency hearing is scheduled for Thursday. A judge granted an emergency injunction on Tuesday, ordering Pipeline Health to keep Westlake open until May 1. As part of the order, Westlake can’t stop medical treatment or terminate employees. It has to maintain adequate staffing, facilities, and supply levels. But employees say that’s not happening. On Wednesday, WGN cameras […]

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