Kelly Kennedy Biography
Kelly Kennedy, 30 or 31, is an Emmy-nominated investigative reporter working for Cleveland 19 News. She is passionate about extensively seeking information to reveal hidden motives behind crimes happening around the community. Kelly is an expert at writing scripts, doing live interviews, editing and pitching stories. Her stories have made her a celebrated journalist wherever she works. Kennedy has previously worked at WNCN, WJHG, and KHAS TV.
Kelly Kennedy Age and Spouse
Kelly has less than ten years in the journalism industry but has demonstrated the potential of having her name alongside world-renowned journalists. Kennedy was born on 9th April 1991/2. She is a New York native but her job has made her a resident of many states. Kelly is engaged to her long-time boyfriend Nick Pannitto, a Medical, and Health practitioner. They announced their engagement on 14th August 2022 at a date in The Plaza Hote. The couple had a lavish wedding on 10th June 2023 in New York and a honeymoon in Italy.
Kelly Kennedy Education and Career
Appearing on the screen was her passion since high school. She chased this childhood dream by joining Purchase College, SUNY to pursue a degree. At school, she was actively involved in the National Society of Leadership and Success as it would prepare her for the person she would be in the future.
As a student, Kelly had an opportunity to sharpen her journalism. She interned at RNN-TV and CBS This Morning where she learned production, researching stories, using social media to drive traffic, and operating the teleprompter.
After graduating, she resorted to working. After searching for a job, she got an opportunity at Hoak Media of Nebraska, KHAS-TV Channel 5 as a News Reporter. Here, Kennedy got an opportunity to shoot, edit and report. She learned to communicate while on the field with people in the studio.
Kennedy put the skills she learned when interning into practice when she was given the role of creating content for social media users. After less than a year, Kelly got a golden opportunity to work at WJHG-TV which exposed her to the larger media industry. She worked as a one-man band reporter and developed stories on social media. Kelly would also fill in for absent workers.
After two years, she joined WNCN for close to 3 years. She worked as a reporter, editing, shooting, and writing as a multimedia journalist. The journalist also helped the company in maintaining social media presence. In 2019, the zealous journalist relocated to Cleveland to join WOIO, Cleveland News 19 as an investigative reporter and anchor.
Recently she has been involved in covering historic news such as the proposed law in Cleveland that would require business to hire armed security. She also did an interview with Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb about his performance after 100 days in office.
Kelly Kennedy’s Salary and Height
Far from work, Kelly is bold and charismatic. Her passion for fashion and beauty has earned her the titled Instagram celebrity where she enjoys a followership of 16k people. She is not shy about dressing in, high-fashion and short dresses.
Her Instagram gallery is a collection of beauty, style, and fashion. Her height of 5 feet and 7 inches complements her charismatic attribute. Kennedy also has been afforded a decent lifestyle from the approximately $70,000 salary she gets from working at WOIO.
Throughout her career, Kelly has had to cover big and small events. She did coverage of tornadoes, rural areas’ health issues, and THE public shooting that injured seven. Kennedy has also covered international events such as the coverage of the 2016 presidential rally and eventual elections.
Her key focus has been investigative reporting. She has done investigative reports on various incidence across the country. This earned her an investigative Associated Press Award for covering corruption going on in North West Florida Visual Arts Center. Her personality and expertise can also be seen in other journalists like Kim Castro and Lauren Talarico.