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Mark Kelly


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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Chubbies short shorts. (CBS)

San Francisco Short Shorts Maker Could Score Free Super Bowl Ad

An ad during the Super Bowl costs millions, but the San Francisco-based clothing line known for their unique shorts could get a 30 second spot for free.


Children playing at school. (CBS)

Bilingual Nannies In High Demand As Nearly Half Of Californians Speaking 2nd Language

More than forty percent of Californians over the age of four now speak a language other than English at home, and bilingual nannies are in high demand.


Connie Doolittle of Kentfield left behind $8 million to her heirs, including $3 million to her gardener. (CBS)

Kentfield Woman’s Heirs Battle Over $8 Million Inheritance

A Kentfield woman’s heirs are battling over the woman’s $8 million estate following claims by one of her daughters that a gardener conned the woman into leaving him $3 million when she died.


Sean Angold, Morrison Lampley, Lila Alligood (Marin County Sheriff)

Residents Near Golden Gate Park Show Up In Force To Voice Concerns Over Drifters

Frustrated residents living near Golden Gate Park showed up in force to voice their concerns over drifters taking over their neighborhood following the arrests of three people in connection with two Bay Area deaths.


High Bridge Arms gun shop in San Francisco. (CBS)

Guns, Ammo Sell Like Hot Cakes Before Last San Francisco Gun Shop Closes Its Doors

Customers are rushing to scoop up discounted firearms from San Francisco’s last gun store before it closes its doors at the end of the month in protest of a proposal to videotape gun sales in the city.


Stan Dobbs. (CBS)

Hayward School Superintendent Keeps Job Despite Allegations Of Violence

The Hayward School Board voted not to fire the Superintendent after allegations he physically and verbally threatened other school board members.


An eyewitness snapped this photo of an apparent hit and run involving a bicyclist and Cadillac at the intersection of Divisadero and Fulton in San Francisco on September 28, 2015. (CBS)

Caught On Camera: San Francisco Cyclist Ends Up On Windshield In Apparent Hit-And-Run

Maxwell Wallace said he was just trying to bike to work Monday when he ended up face first on the roof of a stranger’s Cadillac.


The ruins of a home that burned in the Valley Fire. (David McNew/Getty Images)

Some Valley Fire Evacuees Anxious To Return Home, Frustrated Over CHP Checkpoint

The main road into Middletown remained blocked on Thursday, as officers at a California Highway Patrol checkpoint decided who’s allowed in and who’s not.


Tarin Towers said she was forced out of this building in San Francisco's Mission District, which was converted into a hostel. (CBS)

San Francisco Landlords Jump On Bandwagon To Build ‘Hacker’ Hostels

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Undercover camera footage of Vinyasa Homes Project in San Francisco. (CBS)

Inside San Francisco’s Newest Rentals, Bunk Beds For $1,800 A Month

Can’t afford an apartment in San Francisco? So-called “co-creative housing” is offering a bunkbed and lots of company. But is it legal?



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