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Bill Kelly has joined the critically acclaimed StormWatch7 Weather Team to lead the weather desk for the 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. on ABC7 newscasts. The popular Kelly is making the move within the Sinclair Broadcast family from the company’s WSYX-TV & WTTE-TV in Columbus, OH

“Bill is truly one of the best, most informative TV meteorologists in America,” said ABC7 Director of News Mitch Jacob. “He will be a terrific addition to our robust StormWatch7 Weather Team.”

“The StormWatch7 team has a national reputation for exceptional forecasting, and I am humbled and grateful to be joining their ranks,” said Bill Kelly. “Weather is my absolute passion, and I feel so incredibly lucky to now get to forecast it in our nation’s capital.”

Kelly is recognized nationally for his popular, ‘Weather on the Go’ segments where he has been known to turn an entire golf course green into his weather “green screen,” scale up into his forecast map shown on a giant green climbing wall, and even paddle in front of a makeshift weather wall in a kayak!

Prior to serving as Chief Meteorologist in Columbus, Bill has worked at TV stations in Sacramento, Phoenix and Cincinnati. He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Broadcast News Communications, completed the respected two-year Broadcast Meteorology program at Mississippi State University and has been an active, certified member with the National Weather Association for more than 15 years. Kelly has been kindly recognized for his work, honored with 7 Emmy awards, 5 AP awards for Best Weather/Anchor in Ohio, and voted Best Weathercaster in both Columbus Monthly and Phoenix Magazine. Kelly has made guest appearances 12 times on ABC’s Good Morning America and 4 times on the network’s World News Tonight. Bill has been married to his wife, Jolene, for over 15 years and together they have 3 daughters, including twins.