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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Missouri Water Patrol file photo.

First Hearing on Merger of Water and Highway Patrols Today

The Memorial Day weekend drowning death of a handcuffed Iowa man is prompting a series of legislative hearings on the Missouri State Highway Patrol – Water Patrol. The first is set for today in Jefferson City.

10/01/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Sen. Durbin Against Sending Troops to Middle East

As the airstrikes on ISIS continue, there’s growing concern of reprisals against the United States and its allies. Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin is reiterating that he is staunchly against sending ground troops into Iraq to fight ISIS.

09/29/2014

McMurphy's Cafe in the St. Patrick's Center at Tucker and Convention Plaza. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

St. Patrick Center Renews Efforts to Get Homeless Off Streets

With yesterday’s grand opening of McMurphy’s Cafe, the St. Patrick Center continued its effort to train the homeless so they can get jobs and get off the streets.

09/26/2014

File photo of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. Photo: KMOX/Kevin Killeen

County Chief: Criminal Activity Overshadowed Peaceful Ferguson Protestors

Belmar says the vast majority of the protestors are outstanding citizens who are there for the right reasons, but he points out that stores were looted and burned, shots were fired and police cars were damaged, to the tune of $100,000.

09/26/2014

Photo: Getty Images

Testimony Set to Begin in 2011 Slaying of Woman Outside White Castle

Christopher Spates, Tyrone Moss and Donald White are each charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Angie Young.

09/26/2014

McMurphy's Cafe in the St. Patrick's Center at Tucker and Convention Plaza is the re-birth of the old McMurphy's Grill, which employs the homeless and mentally challenged. Photo: KMOX/Brian Kelly

McMurphy’s Cafe Provides Food Industry Training for St. Patrick’s Center’s Homeless, Mentally Challenged Clients

Downtown St. Louis’ newest restaurant just may be the city’s most unique—it actually wants its employees to eventually move on to another job.

09/25/2014

Photo courtesy of Flickr, Metro St. Louis

Union Members to Vote on New Agreement with Metro Today

For the first time in three years, Metro’s bus and train drivers and mechanics could have a new contract by the end of today.

09/25/2014

KMOX file photo.

Video Gaming Gains Revenue and Popularity in Illinois

It’s now been two years since video gaming came to Illinois. So has having the opportunity to gamble in bars, restaurants and veterans’ halls kept people from going to casinos?

09/25/2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Report: St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated Region in U.S.

A new report on racial disparity in the St. Louis area shows not much has changed in the last 20 years. According to the report released this morning, St. Louis is the sixth most segregated city in the U.S.

09/24/2014

Part of a memorial to Ferguson shooting victim Michael Brown caught fire early Tuesday. Some claim it was deliberately set, possibly by the police. Photo: KMOX/Brett Blume

More Unrest in Ferguson Overnight After Michael Brown Memorial Burns

At one point, an estimated 150 to 200 demonstrators were on West Florissant.

09/24/2014

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