Bob Kelly Biography
Bob Kelly is a skilled American journalist working at FOX 29 as an anchor. He joined the news team in October 2014 as the traffic reporter for “Good Day Philadelphia.” In addition, he also hosts the regular morning segments “Kelly’s Classroom,” “Breakfast with Bob,” and “Town Takeover,” all of which take him out into the community to connect with “Good Day Philadelphia” viewers. He’s also co-hosted the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade for more than 15 years.
Bob Kelly Age
How old is Kelly? He is around 45 years old as of 2023. His age is currently not available, research is ongoing will update it as soon as it is available.
Bob Kelly Education
He attended and graduated from North Catholic High School and Temple University, he is a local guy through and through.
Bob Kelly Height|Weight
Kelly stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 70kgs
Bob Kelly Family
He originates in Philadelphia native, Kelly knows all the neighborhoods, the landmarks, and the best place to get a great jelly donut, however, he has not revealed information regarding his family members.
Bob Kelly Wife|Married
Kelly is happily married to Carrie Kelly a Child Life Specialist and has six children in a suburb of Philadelphia with whom they live together. Although Bob is the self-proclaimed king of the little-known shortcut, he says he tells his kids to just stay on the major roads. Better to be patient in traffic, he says, than to get yourself lost. That’s not to say, Kelly admits, that he always practices what he preaches.
Bob Kelly First Wife
previously, Kelly was married to Colleen but this ended in 2008. They have two daughters together, Kelly said there was no drama and their focus was on their two daughters.
Bob Kelly Children
Kelly and his wife are blessed with six children in a suburb of Philadelphia with whom they live together. Although Bob is the self-proclaimed king of the little-known shortcut, he says he tells his kids to just stay on the major roads.
Bob Kelly Career
Kelly worked as a Traffic Anchor for 13 years at CBS 3 in Philadelphia before joining FOX 29. He became the first Philadelphia traffic anchor to do his reports in front of the green screen. Animated and fun to watch with his highly popular phrases like Jammo, Two Jelly Donut Delay, and the Conshy Curve, Bob is now referred to by so many as “The Dean of Traffic.”
During his career, the Emmy Award-winning Traffic Anchor has entertained sports fans on the Jumbotron at the Eagles, Flyers, and Sixers games, and with his popular segment “Tailgate Takeover,” before Eagles games.
He was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia where they always decorate for Christmas, he created “A Very Kelly Christmas,” hitting the road during the month of December and broadcasting LIVE from the front lawns of the best-decorated houses. Kelly started his broadcasting career as a radio disc jockey, working with Jerry Blavat, The Geator. He worked up and down the dial at Philly’s hottest radio stations until traffic became news and he joined KYW News Radio with Traffic on the 2s.
Kelly originates in Philadelphia native, Kelly knows all the neighborhoods, the landmarks, and the best place to get an excellent jelly donut. He attended and graduated from North Catholic High School and Temple University, he is a local guy through and through.
Bob Kelly Traffic
Kelly started at 102.9 MGK and worked up and down the dial at all the hot stations. He discovered that the music industry was starting to change. Fewer DJs were actually live on the radio; everything was prerecorded. His agent said to him, ‘Traffic is going to be huge. What if you DJ that?’ Traffic is live; it’ll always be live, you can’t prerecord it. So instead of talking up the Rolling Stones, Bob decided to DJ the traffic.
In addition, he joined KYW Radio’s News on the 2s, where he quickly became a fan favorite thanks to his lifestyle and catchphrases. Soon, he was reporting the traffic at eight popular stations during rush hour. In 2001, CBS 3 came calling.
With his trademark humor and enthusiasm, Kelly changed how traffic gets reported in Philadelphia and everywhere. In 2014, Kelly, who’s an Emmy winner and inductee of the Broadcast Pioneers Hall of Fame, moved to FOX 29’s Good Day Philadelphia. He is arguably the region’s most popular traffic reporter, and while he’s had offers to move to New York City and a larger market, he has no intention of going anywhere.
On Mondays, he hosts a segment called “Town Takeover,” where he heads to a Philadelphia neighborhood or South Jersey suburb to get to know a community, and during the holidays, viewers look forward to “A Very Kelly Christmas,” Kelly’s tour of the lavishly decorated homes of Northeast Philadelphia.
Bob Kelly Salary|Net Worth
Kelly has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which he earned from his broadcasting career.
Bob Kelly Social Media Platforms
He is very active on social media platforms and has over 37.7k followers on Twitter, 43.9k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.