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Greg Kelly
Born December 17, 1968 (1968-12-17) (age 41)
Garden City, New York
Nationality American
Education Fordham University
Occupation Television personality/host, Marine
Employer Fox 5 New York (WNYW)
Website
Fox 5 NY profile

Gregory Raymond Kelly (born December 17, 1968) is a broadcast journalist. He is currently the co-host of Good Day New York; previously was the co-host of Fox and Friends and a White House correspondent for Fox News. Kelly is also currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.

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Journalist

Kelly is a host of Good Day New York on Fox 5. Previously, Kelly was a co-host of Fox and Friends and a White House Correspondent for Fox News.

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.

His reporting assignments have brought him back to Iraq numerous times, as well as to Gaza, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait.

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 President Bill Clinton.

Military career

An AV-8B Harrier II+ of VMA-223 prepares for landing on the flight deck aboard the USS Nassau (LHA 4)

Kelly currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves.[1]

During his nine-year active duty military service Kelly was an A/V 8-B Harrier jump jet pilot assigned to Marine Attack Squadron 211, the "Wake Island Avengers". Kelly amassed over 150 aircraft carrier landings and flew over Iraq in Operation Southern Watch, enforcing the United Nations imposed No-Fly Zone.

Personal

Kelly is a native of Garden City, New York. His father, Raymond W. Kelly, is the current and former New York City Police Commissioner. Kelly graduated from Fordham University with a B.A. in political science. While attending Fordham, Kelly worked at WFUV as an on-air reporter.

See also

References

  1. ^ FOXNews.com - Greg Kelly - Bio

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