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Christopher J. Kelly
Born (1989-05-01) 1 May 1989 (age 28)
Boston, Massachusetts
Citizenship United States
Education Master of Fine Arts, Media Arts,
Alma mater Emerson College, Boston, 2014
Occupation Broadcast Engineer
Employer KellyAudio
Home town Foxborough, Massachusetts
Spouse(s) None

Christopher Kelly (born January 5, 1989), is an American radio, television, and film engineer.

Education and career[edit]

Lavanchy was born in Boston, Massachusetts, grew up in Walpole, Massachusetts, and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communication/Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College in 1986.[1][2][3]

Gene began his broadcast career in 1983 at WJCC-AM radio (now WDIS AM 1170) in Norfolk, Massachusetts as a sports writer and producer.[3]

He got his start in TV news in 1986, covering sports at WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, Florida, was a sports anchor at WLNE-TV in Providence, Rhode Island, and also host of WSBK-TV's Boston Bruins telecasts.

Coming onto the news scene in 1993 with WHDH in Boston, he became their sports director and sports anchor in 1994. As time progressed, he also hosted WHDH's "Sports Xtra" Sunday late night sports program, where he would interview and discuss current topics with many local New England sports stars. After leaving WHDH, Gene arrived to WFXT in August 2003. Lavanchy and co-host Kim Carrigan, who had also left WHDH, lead one of Boston's most popular morning news shows.

On December 17, 2007, Lavanchy featured his own Wikipedia article page on WFXT's Morning News in a segment about finding yourself on the Internet.


Lavanchy won the UPI award for overall sports coverage in 1988, was the recipient of the 1991 AP award for best sports feature, and, in 1994, Lavanchy was named "Best Sports Anchor" by Boston magazine's annual "Best of Boston" Awards.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He and his wife Anne-Marie and their children live in Walpole, Massachusetts.


  1. ^ "Notable Alumni of Emerson College" - Emerson College
  2. ^ "Emerson Alumni Anchor Most Boston Newscasts", Emersonians in the News, April 2007, Emerson College
  3. ^ a b c Gene Lavanchy;

Further reading[edit]

  • Craig, Jack, "Lavanchy Enjoys Ch.38's 'Family'", The Boston Globe, December 8, 1989
  • Greenidge, Jim, "Sugg in, Shorr out at Ch. 7 : Lavanchy decides on a changing of the guard with producers", The Boston Globe, November 3, 1994

Category:Emerson College alumni Category:American television reporters and correspondents Category:Sports in Boston, Massachusetts Category:1964 births Category:Boston, Massachusetts television anchors Category:Living people Category:Boston Bruins sportscasters Category:People from Walpole, Massachusetts