Brian Kelly

brian kelly Brian KellyBrian Kelly is a Florissant native who returned to KMOX in 2009 after a seven year absence. He first worked for KMOX News from 1997 through 2002.

Brian is a general assignment reporter, who enjoys providing live reports from the scene of breaking news. He also serves as a news anchor.

After graduating from DeSmet Jesuit High School in 1979, Brian attended Missouri Valley College in Marshall, MO.

He set the stage for his radio career at DeSmet, doing play-by-play for the 1979 State Champion basketball team films. He graduated from Missouri Valley Magna Cum Laude and was named to Who’s Who Among American College and University Students.

His professional career took him from Marshall’s KMMO/KMFL to KAOL in Carrollton, MO. He then worked as a news reporter at KSIS/KCBW in Sedalia, MO and served as News Director at KCHI in Chillicothe, MO.

From 1985 through 1997 Brian worked in Kansas City, MO. where he provided airborne traffic reports for KCMO-AM and FM while working as weekend news anchor at WDAF-AM. He eventually became full-time news reporter and anchor at WDAF. He was named WDAF’s Sports Director in 1991. From 1992 through 1994 he produced and hosted the Kansas City Royals pre and post game shows.

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FERGUSON, MO - NOVEMBER 17:  Bob McCarty and his son, Sam McCarty place plywood over the windows of their business, Painted Effects, as they prepare to try to protect it from any violent reaction to the grand jury decision on November 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.  The area around St Louis, Missouri prepares for the release of the grand jury decision in the shooting death of Michael Brown by Darren Wilson, a Ferguson police officer.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How Much Force Can Business Owners Use to Protect Their Business?

Attorney Richard Lozano weighs in on Missouri’s self-defense law.

11/21/2014

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Sen. McCaskill in Touch with President Obama on Ferguson

McCaskill says he will become more involved when it’s appropriate.

11/19/2014

Signs at the news conference announcing a shopping boycott from Thanksgiving through the Black Friday weekend. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Coalition Announces Shopping Boycott in Spirit of Michael Brown

Saying that “spending money outside the community is putting money into the system of oppression and genocide,” a coalition of 22 local civil rights organizations are calling for a shopping boycott from Thanksgiving through the Black Friday weekend.

11/12/2014

PFC Leo Hardin receives a Purple Heart on Nov. 7, 2014. (Brian Kelly/KMOX)

Korean War Veteran Honored 60 Years Later

An emotional ceremony at the Soldiers’ Memorial downtown this morning, as a Korean War veteran received the Purple Heart and Oak Cluster for wounds suffered over 60 years ago.

11/07/2014

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McCaskill: Change of Leadership at Ferguson Police Department Would Be ‘Good Thing’

“I think it’s important we start with a clean slate,” she says.

11/07/2014

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Fenton Chrysler Plant Site Has Been Sold

If all goes as planned, it will soon house the Fenton Logistics Park.

11/07/2014

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Teens in Custody for Vicious Downtown St. Louis Attacks

They’re as young as 12, and one is pregnant.

11/07/2014

St. Louis firefighters leave a building after a one alram fire has been extinguished in St. Louis on November 6, 2014. Firefighters found one man in his 30's dead in a second floor bedroom. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

House Fire on The Hill Claims Life of Man

St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson says its another case where smoke detectors may have saved a life.

11/06/2014

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Intoxicated Man Shot, Killed by Karsch’s Village Market Employee

A man who was apparently drunk has been shot and killed by one of two employees who tried to keep him from driving home from a Barnhart Market this morning.

11/06/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton (L) raises his hands while flanked by Lesley McSpadden (C) and Michael Brown Sr.(R), parents of Michael Brown who was killed by police in Ferguson, MO., during a news conference at the National Press Club, September 25, 2014, in Washington, DC. Rev. Sharpton called for federal review of racial violence and discrimination in the law enforcement community.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton Arrives in Ferguson for Weekend of Events

The Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to be in Ferguson this morning to kick off four days of events for what he’s calling “Justice for Michael Brown Weekend.”

10/30/2014

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