December 17, 1968 |
Garden City, New York
|Occupation||Television personality/host, U.S. Marine Corps officer|
|Employer||Fox 5 New York (WNYW)|
|Website||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 White House correspondent for Fox News. Kelly is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.
In the late 1990s, Kelly was an anchor for the morning news program at ABC affiliate WIVT-TV in Binghamton, New York, where he secured an exclusive interview with then U.S. President Bill Clinton. Later, Kelly was a political reporter for NY1 in New York City, where he covered the 2001 mayoral campaign, and provided extensive live reports from Ground Zero on September 11, 2001. Kelly joined Fox News soon afterward.
In 2003, during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Kelly was an embedded reporter 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.
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 was announced as his replacement. On January 24, 2013, it was announced that Dave Price would be leaving Good Day New York and Kelly would be returning.
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 following an accusation of sexual assault. After a two week investigation, District Attorney investigators determined that no crime had been committed. A letter released to the public by Sex Crimes Unit chief Marsha Bashford read in part "We have determined that the facts determined during our investigation do not fit the definitions of sexual assault crimes." The Huffington Post characterized the letter as a "total exoneration" of Kelly, who was never arrested or charged with any crime.
On June 9, 2014, Kelly's accuser (via BuzzFeed.com) spoke publicly for the first time about her 2012 allegations against Kelly.
Kelly is an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. During his tour of active duty military service between 1991-2000 he was a pilot of a AV-8B Harrier jump jet assigned to the Marine Attack Squadron 211, the "Wake Island Avengers". While on duty Kelly successfully amassed over 158 aircraft carrier landings and flew over Iraq in Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the United Nations imposed No-Fly Zone.
- Greg Kelly's Good Day NY Farewell by Garth Johnston, The Gothamist, June 29, 2012
- "Greg Kelly back to mornings on Ch. 5/WNYW, replaces Dave Price alongside Rosanna Scotto". Daily News. New York.
- "Greg Kelly". Fox News. 19 February 2008.
- Good Morning, Gotham, by Donna Cornachio Fordham's New York