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
  • Chicago man in viral police ‘takedown’ video appears in court

    CHICAGO — A preliminary hearing was supposed to be held Thursday for a man who was body-slammed by a Chicago police officer, but instead the state is going to ask a grand jury to indict Bernard Kersh. He is scheduled to be arraigned next month. Kersh, 29, is charged with assault and resisting police. Cell phone video of the arrest was posted on social media. A Chicago police officer body-slammed Kersh, and he can be seen in the video hitting […]

  • Man critically injured after police-involved shooting in West Garfield Park

    CHICAGO — A man is critically injured after a police-involved shooting in West Garfield Park. The incident happened in the 3900 block of West Wilcox Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Police said officers were responding to a disturbance call in the area, when they approached the 25-year-old man. The man then fled from police and pulled out a gun, that’s when the officer shot him in the leg, police said. The man was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital in critical […]

  • Man dead after fire breaks out in East Chatham apartment building; ruled arson

    CHICAGO — One man was killed after a fire broke out at an apartment building in East Chatham. Fire officials said they responded to a call just before 3 a.m. Saturday to an apartment building on 83rd Street and Drexel Avenue. On Saturday evening, the Chicago Fire Department officially ruled the fire as arson. The fire started on the second floor of the four-story building. When firefighters arrived, they found a man in his 50s in critical condition. He was […]

  • 15-year-old girl found in Aurora home with fatal gunshot wound identified

    AURORA, Ill. —  Police said Monday they are, “working around-the-clock” after a teenage girl was shot and killed inside a home on Aurora’s near west side over the weekend. Jasmine Noble, 15, was found dead early Sunday morning in a home on the 400 block of Florida Avenue on Aurora’s near west side. The circumstances of the shooting are still unclear. Family members say the teen went to a party Saturday night, and never came home. Neighbors who live near […]

  • 15-year-old girl found shot to death in west Aurora home

    AURORA, Ill. — Police are investigating after a teen was found shot to death in her west Aurora home early Sunday. Just after 12:20 a.m., officers responded to reports of a shooting on the 400 block of Florida Avenue in Aurora. When they arrived, first responders found a victim identified by neighbors as a 15-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics. Neighbors say the teen victim lived in the house where […]

  • Death of UIC student found in car ruled a homicide, person of interest in custody

    CHICAGO — A UIC student found dead in a car parked in a campus parking garage was strangled, the Cook County Medical Examiner said Sunday, labeling the death of 19-year-old Ruth George as a homicide. Investigators say when George entered a parking garage on the UIC campus around 1:35 a.m. Saturday morning, she was alone. But according to police, a man who has no affiliation with the university entered the garage shortly after.   George’s family contacted police early Saturday morning […]

  • Naperville hosts anti-hate forums after student charged with hate crime

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The suburban Naperville community came together for an anti-hate forum Thursday evening after two racially charged incidents. A student at Naperville Central High School was charged with felony hate crime after allegedly posting a racist ad to Craigslist. The 14-year-old was accused of posting a picture of a black student on Craigslist, with the caption “Slave For Sale” followed by a racial slur. At the forum, members of the community said they’re not a district that will […]

  • Search for missing teen resumes Thursday in Island Lake

    ISLAND LAKE, Ill. — The search will continue Thursday morning for a missing teenager in Island Lake. Police said 17-year-old Abe Gonzalez attended a party in the 26700 block of Morey Street in unincorporated Wauconda. Witnesses said his phone’s battery had died sometime after he arrived. Gonzalez was last seen leaving the house on foot around midnight and was described as being highly intoxicated. He was reported missing by his family on Nov. 2. He is described as 5 feet […]

  • ‘I was immediately appalled’: Victims of racist incident at Naperville Buffalo Wild Wings speak out

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The group of people who said they were asked to switch tables because of the color of their skin at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Naperville are speaking out. Dozens of community leaders and activists joined a news conference Tuesday at St. John Church in Aurora, in support of a call for change in how Buffalo Wild Wings hires and trains its staff. Justin Vahl was one of the six adults who came to the Buffalo Wild […]

  • Girl, 13, injured in shooting on West Side

    CHICAGO — A 13-year-old girl walking on the sidewalk was wounded after shots rang out on the West Side Sunday afternoon, according to the Chicago Police Department. Police said the girl was walking near the 1600 block of South Homan Avenue around 3:30 p.m. Sunday when two people exited an SUV and fired shots. The 13-year-old was struck in the stomach, and later transported in stable condition to Stroger Hospital. According to a witness on the scene, an altercation inside […]

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