Mark Kelly

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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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(CBS SF)

San Francisco Retailers Struggle To Fill Minimum Wage Positions In Face Of Flexible Tech Jobs

San Francisco has a unique problem with filling jobs – stores are hiring, but people aren’t applying, and some are blaming tech.

05/17/2015

A cable car passes by Wells Fargo bank branch in San Francisco, California.  ( Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Wells Fargo Sued, Accused Of Opening Accounts Without Customer Knowledge

A Wells Fargo customer is suing the bank, accusing it of deceiving customers by giving them new accounts and credit cards without their knowledge.

05/05/2015

Fire danger warnings left for residents in Contra Costa County. (CBS)

Fire Official: Let Lawns Die But Water Trees During Drought

Warning letters have gone out to residents in Contra Costa County with a vegetation abatement deadline of May 31st as the fire season approaches, but firefighters say it’s the drought that will make their job even tougher this year.

05/04/2015

(Getty Images)

Woodside May Resort To Publicly Shaming Water Wasters Who Can Afford Fines

Shaming may be the trick to getting water wasters in Woodside to conserve during the state’s drought, where financial incentives might not be enough.

04/27/2015

A small pool of water is surrounded by dried and cracked earth that was the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

East Bay Water Utility Votes To Impose 20-Percent Mandatory Reduction In Use As ‘Stage 4 Critical Drought’ Declared

The East Bay Municipal Utility District board of directors voted Tuesday to declare a stage four critical drought and impose a districtwide 20 percent mandatory reduction in water use.

04/14/2015

Ivan Rabb, a senior basketball player at Bishop O'Dowd in Oakland, announced that he was committing to the University of California, Berkeley on April 13, 2015. (CBS)

Star Basketball Recruit Ivan Rabb Commits To Cal

Ivan Rabb, an East Bay high school senior who is one of the nation’s top college basketball recruits, announced Monday that he will continue his career in the Bay Area.

04/13/2015

KPIX 5 cameras captured a woman being attacked after a confrontation with three teen girls over noise on a Muni bus. (CBS)

Woman Followed, Attacked By Group Of Girls After Shushing Them On Muni Bus In San Francisco

A woman was attacked by a group of three teenage girls who followed her onto the street after a confrontation about noise on a Muni bus Wednesday night.

04/08/2015

Debbie Mendelson of Woodside shows off the wood chips that replaced her lawn at her Woodside home. (CBS)

Woodside Woman Struggles To Convince Neighbors To Conserve Water

While Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for fields to get ripped up statewide, KPIX 5 found fresh sod seemingly ready to roll out in Woodside.

04/07/2015

Sylvia Smith of San Francisco is facing eviction. (CBS)

Grandmother In Rent-Controlled Apartment Accused Of Dealing Drugs By New San Francisco Landlord

A 70-year-old grandmother is fighting to stay in her rent-controlled apartment in San Francisco’s Mission District after a new landlord accused her of buying drugs for neighbors.

03/10/2015

(SF Public Utilities Commission)

$340 Million Water Project Designed To Keep Bay Area Taps Flowing After Big Quake

In serene Sunol Valley, a monumental feat of engineering is just wrapping up.

03/04/2015

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