Kelly Dean

Alert Desk Reporter

Kelly Dean is the Alert Desk reporter for News 2’s evening newscasts. 

She joins us from WBKO-TV in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where she worked as a multimedia journalist and anchor for two years.  

While in Kentucky, she covered a variety of stories ranging from statewide elections to extreme weather coverage from the field. She received a Kentucky Associated Press award for second place as “Best Reporter” for her work in 2017.  

A northern Illinois native (Go Cubs!), Kelly ventured down to Nashville for college at Lipscomb University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She’s excited to be back in Music City, which is booming and bigger than ever. 

When she’s not working, she enjoys running. Kelly has run eight half marathons and completed the Chicago Marathon in 2018 alongside her three other sisters.

She also enjoys spending time with her cat-dog, Theo running around on the farm when he’s not cooped up in the big city. 

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