Kelly Avellino

Kelly Avellino is an anchor and reporter for NBC12 News. She's lived in Richmond for six years, and is proud to call the River City her home. Kelly covers the Richmond city beat and is honored to help share the voices and stories of the many incredible people who make up RVA. Kelly's reported on far-reaching stories from Black Lives Matter protests to the homicide of UVA student, Hannah Graham by a serial killer. However, her favorite stories are those that touch the soul, including that of a young boy living with a rare form of dwarfism, which earned an Emmy nomination. Originally from New Jersey, Kelly traveled to Grand Junction, Colorado, for her first on-air job as a multimedia journalist and anchor. She also spent several years working behind the camera for the News 12 Networks in NJ/NY and at the former New Jersey Network News. When she's not tracking down stories, you may spot Kelly jogging, hiking or enjoying the beach… anything outdoors (hopefully minus the bugs)!

Recent Articles by Kelly

  Haven’t mailed your Christmas gifts yet? Tick-tock...

Boyfriend convicted of first degree murder after hitting woman with vehicle

‘He would have killed my daughter’: Triple-stabbing victims open up on violent attack, officers opening fire on knife-wielding ex-boyfriend

Richmond plowing status: Main roads cleared, side roads still in progress

Louisa officials suspect methane gas cause of water contamination

Multiple family members charged in Chesterfield murder-for-hire plot to kill witnesses in homicide case

Police ID triple stabbing suspect, officers who fatally shot him during attack on ex-girlfriend

“I want to give some of her to a fortunate student every year:” Mother gives scholarship in slain VUU daughter’s honor

Black VCU professor says fellow professor called security on her while she ate in classroom

Prince George Police: Father to face charges after 5-year-old son dies in car wreck

Stoney: Half of extra tax dollars generated from proposed downtown project would go to schools

What should you do if a stranger asks for help?

Questions still loom for longtime vegetable sellers as 17th St. Farmers Market set to reopen

’We watch the alleys’: RVA bar owners say they’ve long been heightening security

Spanberger joins ‘wave of women’ in Washington

TIF for tat: How Stoney’s billion-dollar development plan will be paid off

Stoney touts downtown development deal as largest economic development project in city history; City Council has lots of questions

Mayor: Downtown proposal to replace Coliseum, create 21,000 jobs

Inside look: Proposed reinvention of Coliseum and surrounding development

'Respect Richmond’ social media campaign successful in curbing retaliatory violence