Mark Kelly joined KPIX 5 as a reporter in August 2013. In 2014, Mark joined Anne Makovec and Phil Matier on the anchor desk for the Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts.
Mark’s reporting on politicians ghost voting – ignoring House Rules and casting votes for fellow legislators – at the State Capitol in 2013 earned him both a regional Edward R. Murrow award for hard news reporting, and a regional Emmy for serious feature news reporting.
Mark worked three years at WSET-TV in Roanoke-Lynchburg, VA. There Mark covered everything from city council and the General Assembly to an unprecedented windstorm that knocked out Central Virginia’s power for a whole week. In December 2011 when gunshots broke out on Virginia Tech’s campus a second time, Mark was on the scene providing local coverage, as well as network coverage for ABC affiliates and World News Now.
Mark’s first on-air reporting work was at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri. In 2010 Mark graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Missouri School of Journalism, as well as the university’s Honors College. He credits Missouri faculty for instilling in him a love and tremendous respect for the media’s influence. And for his high school teacher, Mrs. Moyles, for encouraging him to pursue journalism.
For Mark, a work day goes from good to truly great when he can teach viewers something new. Let’s face it, our modern lives can get complex. Mark hopes his stories make the world a little more understandable.
Mark is most grateful for family, his supportive parents and brothers, loving fianceé, Sally, and smartest West Highland White Terrier in the world, Pippa, who both make coming home the best part of every day.
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The family of a woman rescued 19 hours after she drove into a ravine in the East San Jose foothills afternoon thanked rescuers for finding her. Meanwhile, questions are being raised about the OnStar system in the woman’s car after it led crews to the wrong locations.
A three-alarm fire at a Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco construction site destroyed a home and damaged two others in San Francisco’s Oceanview neighborhood late Friday night.
Major roadwork begins Saturday night just south of the Golden Gate Bridge toll plaza and some fear it may cause accidents.
San Francisco played host to big players in the organic food world this month, but research shows many people still aren’t convinced the organic label is worth the price.
San Francisco’s School superintendent and Mayor Ed Lee are expressing cautious optimism about averting a teacher strike.
The Marin County Sheriff’s department tried to reunite dozens of stolen bikes with their owners Sunday.
Seven runners from the West Bank competed in the San Francisco Marathon Sunday.
Over 20,000 people participated in Sunday’s AIDS Walk in San Francisco, which took on special meaning just days after a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying AIDS researchers was shot down over Ukraine.
A new proposal before the Board of Supervisors would give significant tax breaks for property owners willing to set aside their empty lots as urban gardens.
There’s a new app in Silicon Valley — conservatarianism. It’s the app that conservative Senator Rand Paul is pushing. He wants to join forces with local techies.