Emmy award-winning journalist Jaclyn Kelley anchors Channel Three's 4 p.m. and 10 p.m newscasts, as well as Channel 3 News at 9 p.m. on WFGX.
She moved to Pensacola to join the Channel 3 News team in August 2015 and is happy to call the Panhandle home.
Before arriving at WEAR-TV, Jaclyn spent two years working as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WWL-TV in New Orleans. During her time there, Jaclyn was part of an Emmy award-winning team of journalists, honored with "Best Newscast." Some memorable assignments include covering Mardi Gras festivities, including the Bourbon Street Awards on Fat Tuesday, President Obama's 2013 trip to the Port of New Orleans and interviewing Dominique Macquet, the renowned chef who prepared Nelson Mandela's first meal out of prison.
Before that, Jaclyn worked as a multi-media journalist at ABC 57 News in South Bend, Indiana, where she shot, wrote, and edited all of her news reports. She even ran her own live shots with the latest LiveU technology. During that time, she was a part of a team that beat out Chicago news stations to win an Emmy for their team coverage of a major blizzard.
Jaclyn was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. She graduated from the prestigious Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University. In college, Jaclyn began her journalism career interning at several local stations, include an investigative internship with 3 on Your Side, where she advocated for the community through her storytelling.
When Jaclyn isn't anchoring or chasing down a news story, she enjoys running, yoga, trying new restaurants and playing with her two Beabulls, Zeus and Riley.