Brian Kelly

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

 Brian Kelly

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Brian is a general assignment reporter and host of Total Information AM Weekend. He enjoys providing live reports from the scene of breaking news and celebrating the past and future of St. Louis.

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’s game 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 started at KMMO/KMFL in Marshall, where he reported on Missouri Valley’s sports teams and did play-by-play of Vikings football. He then went to KAOL in Carrollton, Mo., as a disc-jockey, playing big-band music. His next stop was KSIS/KCBW in Sedalia, Mo., where he worked as a general assignment news reporter. After six months there, he became news director at KCHI in Chillicothe, Mo.

From 1985 to 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 to 1994, he produced and hosted the Kansas City Royals pre- and post-game shows.

Brian is married and has two step-daughters.

Quick Questions with Brian

Favorite restaurant? Gallagher’s in Waterloo

Favorite St. Louis attraction? St. Louis Blues hockey

Favorite music? Blues/Classic Rock

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Vancouver

Person who made the most impact on you? My dad

If you could only keep three possessions, what would they be? Hockey tickets, iPod, guitar

If you are not at work, you’re probably doing what? Having fun with my wife.

If you won the lottery, what would you do? Buy a share of the Blues, tour the U.S. and Canada, donate to charities

If you could interview one person, who would that be? My dad

What is your strongest personal quality? Empathy


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