Kevin Kelly joined FOX 16 News in March of 2004. He is the evening Anchor for FOX 16 News at 5:30, 6:30 and 9 p.m.
Since 1991, Kevin has worked in several news top news markets, including San Diego and Phoenix. Over the decades he has traveled extensively covering important local and national stories.
He covered Ground Zero in New York shortly after the 9/11 attacks; the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans; the devastating EF-4 tornado that hit Mayflower and Vilonia; the vice-presidential debate in St. Louis and the American Idol Finale in Hollywood, in which Arkansas native Kris Allen was crowned the winner.
An avid sports fan, Kevin has also covered two World Series and four Super Bowls. He has also co-hosted several award-winning high school football shows.
In addition to his anchoring duties, Kevin launched an anti-bullying campaign called “Step-Up, Stop Bullying.” Over the past several years, he has visited more than a hundred elementary and middle schools throughout central Arkansas teaching kids about the dangers of bullying.
Kevin’s hard work and dedication have been recognized over the years. He has been awarded nine Emmy Awards, three Regional Edward R Murrow awards, a Delta Sigma Chi National award and five Associated Press Awards, including “Anchor of the Year.”
Giving back to his community is a top priority. Kevin is actively involved with the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission, the Victory Over Violence campaign and annually emcees several events.
He also loves to play golf, soccer and tennis. He recently completed his first full Ironman in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has finished more than nine half-Ironman races. He also has done more than two dozen marathons and half-marathons.