Kelly Jones (BA, radio/TV, 2005) declared at the age of eight that she wanted to be on TV and deliver the news.
True to her word, this Michigan native went from the bitter cold to the warmest of temperatures when she began her broadcasting career in Yuma, Arizona. Kelly was the morning and noon anchor at KYMA-TV. From news to weather to her favorite - sports, Kelly helped jump start the day of those within the Arizona and California community. Kelly also found time to anchor a nightly entertainment segment on radio station KLJZ FM/Z93.
Kelly bid farewell to Yuma when she accepted a main anchor position at KSVI/KHMT in Billings, Montana for the 6, 9 and 10pm award-winning newscasts. Kelly also delivered the viewer favorite "Does it Work?" segments each week, testing consumer products.
Following Montana, Kelly spent the next three years as an American diplomat in Tirana, Albania and Brussels, Belgium. It was in Belgium where Kelly was tapped to be the Brussels Weekly newsletter editor. This publication is prepared for Embassy U.S. Mission to the European Union and U.S. NATO employees, family members and expatriates throughout Belgium and the world.
Kelly joined CBS KFMB News 8 in February 2007 and resides in San Diego with her husband Jay, a 1stSgt in the U.S. Marine Corps and their two children. She is an avid athlete and enjoys bowling, golfing, playing basketball and watching football. She also devotes part of her free time to volunteering in and around the San Diego community.