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
  • Lightfoot responds after Chicago teachers set strike date

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools only have two weeks to reach an agreement before there’s a strike. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said she’s ready to spend seven days a week at the bargaining table to get a deal done. Nearly 35,000 people, including CPS teachers and school support staff, are ready to walk off the job. On Wednesday night,  the CTU formally set their strike date as Oct. 17, if they can’t make a deal before […]

  • Man who drove SUV into Woodfield Mall appears in court

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — The man who drove his SUV through Woodfield Mall appeared before a judge Tuesday afternoon for a status hearing. Javier Garcia, 22, was charged with terrorism and criminal damage to property after police said they believe Garcia was not targeting any specific person or business when he drove a black SUV through the suburban shopping center. No major injuries were reported in the incident. Garcia’s attorney said he was a mental health patient with no criminal history […]

  • Man accused of driving SUV through Woodfield Mall charged with terrorism

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. –  A 22-year-old man accused of driving through Woodfield Mall will face felony terrorism charges, prosecutors announced Sunday. Officials say Javier Garcia smashed a black SUV through Sears and into the mall on September 20, creating a panic as people ran for safety. Garcia was arrested on the scene. Police said they believe he was not targeting any specific person or business. No major injuries were reported after the chaotic scene. “He was just quiet, head down, walking […]

  • South suburban leaders meet to curb violence

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. —  South suburban leaders are taking action to curb violence after a recent surge over the summer. City and state leaders hosted a summit at Thornwood High School Friday morning. Dolton Mayor Riley Rogers has been very vocal about the issues his community faces. In August, two people were killed and there were several other shootings. It’s those violent crimes that have brought state and local leaders together. Riley said he’s desperate to hire more police officers […]

  • Dramatic rise in work email scams, BBB says

    Be careful when opening work emails — there’s been a sharp rise in scams, according to the Better Business Bureau. The BBB said there’s been a 1,300 percent surge since 2016. Here’s how the scam works: Employees receive an email from what appears to be their boss. They’ll ask the worker to wire money, buy gift cards, or send personal information, often for a plausible reason. But if money is sent, it goes directly to the con artist. These scams […]

  • Balloon release held after Harvey 12-year-old shot in head by stray bullet dies on her birthday

    HARVEY, Ill. — A balloon release was held Wednesday evening after a young girl who was shot in the head by a stray bullet while inside her Harvey home died. Kentayvia Blackful’s mother told WGN she died around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at Advocate Christ Medical Center — on her 12th birthday. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Monday near 158th and Paulina streets. Kentayvia’s family was in the living room of their home watching the Chicago Bears game when shots […]

  • At Chicago City Hall, 25 people take Oath of Allegiance during naturalization ceremony

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago marked the federal holiday “Constitution and Citizenship Day” Tuesday with a naturalization ceremony. Twenty-five people took the Oath of Allegiance during the ceremony at City Hall. These newest U.S. citizens originated from 17 countries. The ceremony was one of more than 300 to welcome more than 34,000 new citizens between Sept. 13 and next Monday. It was 232-years ago that the Constitution was adopted in Philadelphia. Thirty-nine of the 55 delegates at the Constitutional […]

  • Flooding surrounds some suburban homes as Fox River continues to rise

    CARY, Ill. —  Flooding in the northwest suburbs is making some subdivisions look like islands, as waters from the nearby Fox River continue to rise. The flood stage on the Fox River is hovering around 9.5′ and is not supposed to crest until Wednesday, reaching about 11′. In Algonquin the water hasn’t hit homes just yet, but people are preparing for the worst. Which they experienced just two years ago. “We’d been here for about a month and we had […]

  • Man confronting girlfriend’s ex fatally shot and run over, family says

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. — North Chicago police are searching for a suspect after witnesses say a 38-year-old man was fatally shot and run over by another man Saturday night. Friends and family of Brian Wilson came together to console each other at the spot where he was killed Saturday night. They say he was shot, and then run over by the same person twice. His distraught mother, Nancy Lucas, is struggling to understand the brutal way in which her son […]

  • Investigation continues after thousands of preserved fetal remains found on deceased doctor’s property

    WILL COUNTY, Ill. — Few details have been released so far about the investigation into the thousands of preserved fetal remains found on a deceased doctor’s property. According to the Will County Sheriff’s Office, the attorney for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s family contacted them on Thursday informing them of the discovery of 2,246 medically preserved fetal remains. The attorney said the remains were found while going through Klopfer’s property and contacted the coroner to request proper removal. Sheriff’s detectives, Crime Scene […]

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