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Bill KellyChief Meteorologist

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Bill Kelly is the Chief Meteorologist of the StormWatch7 Weather Team, and can be found at 4, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. on ABC7. He made the move to ABC7 in October 2017.

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

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 joining WJLA, Kelly served as Chief Meteorologist in Columbus, OH at our sister station, WSYX, ABC6. He has also worked at TV stations in Sacramento, Phoenix, Cincinnati, and Spokane, Washington. 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 nearly 20 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 16 years and together they have 3 daughters, including twins.