Jon Kelley Bio, Wiki, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Height and Net Worth

Jon Kelley is an American sports journalist, producer, author, and television personality. He was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Jon Kelley Biography

Jon Kelley is an American sports journalist, producer, author, and television personality. Born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, Jon played four seasons as a running back for the University of Nebraska before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism.

Jon Kelley

Kelley signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 1988 before embarking on a broadcasting career.

He also trains celebrities and athletes on the art of being interviewed. He works for the media training company J2 Strategic Communications.

Jon Kelley Age

Jon was born on August 5, 1965 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States.

Jon Kelley Parents

Kelley was raised by his mother. He remembered as a child, while his mother worked in news, she would pick him up from school. While she worked, he would do his homework & after hang out in the sports news department. Kelley also explained how his mother was his mother & father.

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Jon Kelley Wife

Kelley is married to Milan Kelley. However, he has not provided any details about his wife.

Jon Kelley Net Worth

His salary and Net Worth is still under review and shall be updated.

Jon Kelley Career

Chicago Sports Anchor

During his eight years in Chicago, Kelley was widely regarded as one of the region’s top sports anchors and directors, covering the World Championship Chicago Bulls in all six of the team’s title seasons. In addition to his nightly sportscasts, Kelley hosted the number one rated “Sports Sunday,” WMAQ-TV’s half-hour, expanded sports highlights program.

There he shared the anchor desk with some of the city’s most dynamic sports and entertainment personalities, including NBA star Dennis Rodman and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno among others. Kelley joined WMAQ-TV as a sports reporter and weekend anchor in April 1991.

WMAQ-TV

While at WMAQ-TV, Kelley was part of a sports team that earned such prestigious awards as the Chicago/Midwest Emmy award for producing and anchoring his hour-long special highlighting the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a fifth championship. Kelley also received the Peter Lisagor Award for Sports Journalism and an Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award for Best Sportscast.

Early Broadcast Career

During his early years in broadcasting, Kelley did stints as a sports reporter and weekend sports anchor at WDAF-TV, Channel 4, the Fox affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked as a news reporter at KMTV-TV in Omaha, Nebraska. He began his career as a weekend sports anchor and reporter at KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

Fox Sports Network

Kelley served as the main anchor for the Fox Sports Network’s “The National Sports Report,” and the lead anchor for the weekly series, “Baseball Today.”

Extra

Kelley co-hosted “Extra’s” one-hour weekend edition and was the show’s primary correspondent for the daily show from 2001 through 2007.

ABC and THE MOLE

In December, he co-hosted ABC’s “Holiday with the Stars” and just recently co-hosted ABC’s “All-star Tribute to Movies” on Oscar Sunday. Kelley’s diverse broadcast career has spanned over 15 years in news, sports, and entertainment. He recently hosted the summer 2008 revival of the reality TV series The Mole, the show previously hosted by Anderson Cooper and Ahmad Rashad.

KNTV-TV

On July 8, 2011, it was announced that he will join the NBC affiliate in San Francisco as co-anchor of the morning show.

WFLD

In November 2013, he left San Francisco and returned to Chicago to join the FOX owned and operated station in Chicago to co-anchor Good Day Chicago.

Entertainment Studios

In June 2016, Jon Kelley teamed up with media mogul Byron Allen, joining Allen’s Entertainment Studios. Kelley assumes hosting and producing duties on several of Allen’s television properties, including the revival of the late 1960s game show Funny You Should Ask, launching in syndication in the fall of 2017; the celebrity interview series Entertainers and the sports profile series The American Athlete.

Additionally, Kelley takes on a role with Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, working with Freestyle Releasing, acquired by Allen in 2015. Kelley also produces content for Entertainment Studios’ video news platform, TheGrio.com.

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