May 23, 2015

Kellie Burns-Garvey

Kellie Burns has returned to NBC2 as co-anchor of NBC2 News at 5:00 and 6:00.

Originally from upstate New York, Kellie graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a bachelor's degree in both Communications and Political Science, and a minor in International Relations.

Her television career began at the age of nine as an anchor on an award-winning children's show, "Action News For Kids" in New York, and continued at Waterman Broadcasting as a reporter and anchor.

Kellie won the 2006 Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Hard News Feature and the 1999 Florida Associated Press Award for Long Serious Feature and picked up the same award in 2003.

Kellie was awarded a regional Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Series Feature Reporting by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, and 1998 Florida Associated Press awards for Individual Achievement, and Investigative Reporting.

Some of the honors she has received outside the world of television include: Gulfshore Life Magazine's "Women of the Year", Humanitarian Award from Saks Fifth Avenue, Media Award 2000 and 2001 from the American Cancer Society, Honorary Chair of Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Naples Winter Wine Festival committee to raise money for Youth Haven and Boys & Girls Club, S.S. Hope Gala for The Children's Hospital, Arts for Act to benefit Abuse Counseling and Treatment Center.