December 17, 1968 |
Garden City, New York
|Occupation||Television personality/host, U.S. Marine Corps officer|
|Employer||Fox 5 New York (WNYW)|
|Fox 5 NY profile|
Gregory Raymond "Greg" Kelly (born December 17, 1968) is an American broadcast journalist. He is the co-host of Good Day New York. Previously, he was the co-host of Fox and Friends and a White House correspondent for Fox News. Kelly is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
In 2003, he provided extensive coverage of Operation Iraqi Freedom as an embedded journalist with the United States Army's 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade. He received a minor shrapnel wound to the face when a mortar round exploded near him while crossing the Euphrates River with the 3rd Infantry Division on March 31, 2003.
Kelly was the first television journalist to broadcast live pictures of U.S. military forces reaching Baghdad on April 5, 2003. Information Minister Muhammad Said al-Sahhaf, a.k.a. Baghdad Bob, was shown at one of his press conferences saying that Coalition forces were not in Baghdad, Fox News was showing, in split screen, reporter Kelly riding a tank through the city. Two days later, Kelly captured another exclusive during the storming of Saddam Hussein's presidential palace.
Before joining Fox News, Kelly was a political affairs reporter for NY1, in New York City, where he covered the 2001 mayoral campaign, and provided extensive coverage from Ground Zero on September 11, 2001.
Prior to his stint at NY1, Kelly served as an anchor for the morning news program at WIVT-TV (ABC) in Binghamton, New York, where he secured an exclusive interview with then U.S. President Bill Clinton.
Kelly was a host of Good Day New York from 2008 through June 2012 when he was promoted to the 6 and 10 pm news, on Fox 5. David Price will take his place. Previously, Kelly was a co-host of Fox and Friends and a White House Correspondent for Fox News.
Kelly is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. During his 1991-2000 active duty military service Kelly was an AV-8B Harrier jump jet pilot assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 211, the "Wake Island Avengers". Kelly amassed over 158 aircraft carrier landings and flew over Iraq in Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the United Nations imposed No-Fly Zone.
Kelly is a native of Garden City, New York. His father is former New York City Police Commissioner, Raymond W. Kelly. Kelly graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in political science. While attending Fordham, Kelly worked at WFUV as an on-air reporter.
In January–February 2012 Kelly was investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney's office upon an accusation of rape. All allegations were dropped and Kelly returned to work February 13.
On June 9, 2014, Kelly's accuser (via BuzzFeed.com) spoke publicly for the first time about her 2012 allegations against Kelly.
On June 27, 2014, Kelly was accused of being inappropriate when admiring, while on air during a live brodcast, Anna Gilligan, a Fox5 correspondent co-worker, as she was reporting live from a water park while dressed in a two piece bikini.
- Greg Kelly's Good Day NY Farewell by Garth Johnston, The Gothamist, June 29, 2012
- Wilstein, Matt (27 June 2014). "Greg Kelly Ogles Anna Gilligan Good Day New York Bikini". Mediaite. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- FOXNews.com - Greg Kelly - Bio
- Good Morning, Gotham, by Donna Cornachio Fordham's New York
- TV's Greg Kelly Raped Me, Made Me Pregnant, Accuser Told Investigators abcnews.go.com. 26 January 2012. Retrieved on 27 January 2012.
- DA’s Office doubts woman's claim that she was raped by NYPD Commissioner's son Greg Kelly www.nypost.com
- Chayes, Matthew (7 February 2012). "Official: No rape charges for Greg Kelly". Newsday. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- Testa, Jessica (9 June 2014). "She Accused A TV Anchor Of Rape And Got Dragged Through The Tabloids". BuzzFeed. Retrieved 28 December 2014.