Brenna Kelly is a reporter for FOX 12, who you’ll sometimes see in your community working as a one-woman band (say hello if you see her in your local coffee shop!). Brenna often shoots her own video, then produces and edits her own stories.
Brenna began her career in Bangor, Maine, at WABI. During her time there, Brenna covered two presidential candidates during the 2016 election, an in-depth series on police officers that train service dogs for veterans living with severe PTSD, the state’s many winter Nor’easters which dumped up to two feet of snow or more on Maine towns, and the beautiful “Vacationland” summers, which included lobster races.
In March of 2017, Brenna was honored for her dedication to multi-media journalism with a scholarship from the Darrell Barton Foundation to attend the week-long NPPA News Video Workshop in Norman, Oklahoma.
Brenna was born and raised in San Diego, California and graduated from Washington State University (#GoCougs) where she studied Broadcast Journalism at The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and joined student-run Cable 8 Productions. While in college, she attended a backpack journalism trip in Cuba where she profiled the nation’s pride and joy — baseball. In 2015, Brenna received a NATAS Northwest College Emmy Award for her reporting on Washington State University’s Wine Science Center.
In her free time, Brenna loves to explore Portland’s food and coffee scene, try new workout classes (let her know your favorite!), and hang out at the park with pups she’s dog sitting. Have a story idea? You can reach Brenna at Brenna.Kelly@kptv.com, on Twitter @BrennaKellyNews, or on her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BrennaKellyNews.