Broadcast Pioneers member Bob Kelly
Emmy Award winner and Broadcast Pioneers member Bob Kelly joined the FOX 29 team in October 2014 as the traffic reporter for “Good Day Philadelphia.”
Prior to joining FOX 29, Bob was the traffic reporter for 13 years at CBS 3 in Philadelphia. He became the first Philadelphia traffic anchor to do reports in front of the green screen. Animated and fun to watch with his highly popular phrases like Jammo, two jelly donut delay, and the Conshy Curve, Bob Kelly is now referred to by so many as "The Dean of Traffic."
Through the years, Bob entertained sports fans on the Jumbotron at the Eagles, Flyers and Sixers games, and with his popular segment “Tailgate Takeover” where he took viewers behind the scenes every week from the parking lot before Eagles games. Growing up in Northeast Philadelphia, in a neighborhood that always decorated for Christmas, he also hit the road during the month of December and broadcast live from front lawns of the best decorated houses.
His began his career working with Jerry Blavat, The Geator, and he landed his first radio gig at 102.9 WMGK in Philadelphia. He worked up and down the dial at Philly's hottest radio stations, until traffic became news and he joined Shadow Traffic and KYW News Radio on the 2's.
A Northeast Philadelphia native, Bob knows all the neighborhoods, the landmarks, and the best place to get a great jelly donut. A graduate of North Catholic High School and Temple University, he is a local guy through and through. Bob resides with his wife and six children in a suburb of Philadelphia.
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