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 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
Brian uses a wedding reception to remind Reds fans about their favorite Cardinal.
Officials with several St. Louis County municipal courts say not only is the response to the month-long Holiday Amnesty program disappointing, but it may be having a negative impact on courts.
A St. Louis state representative is calling for an investigation of St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch, by the same Senate committee investigating Gov. Jay Nixon’s response to Ferguson.
A teenaged girl says she escaped from a kidnapper in Jennings yesterday. Police are now trying to track down the suspect.
What started as a Sunday evening drug deal in Spanish Lake ended in a hail of gunfire, leaving two men wounded and a third grazed by a bullet.
Judge and St. Louis County Municipal Courts Improvement Committee chair Frank Vatterott says reforming a system that includes over 80 courts is going to take time.
Commission member, former Hazelwood Mayor T.R. Carr, says the problems with some courts could stem from the fact there are so many of them. But he says people appear to like their smaller, local governments.
Saying the very future of the university depends on it, the president of the University of Missouri’s Board of Curators is urging the system’s supporters to convince state lawmakers to stop cutting taxes.
A woman is dead after a man kicked in the door of her north St. Louis County apartment and shot her in a bedroom.
New numbers released this morning show foreclosure filings in the St. Louis area are way down, but there are troubling signs in Ferguson.