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

Poll: 48 percent say Northam should stay in office

'The toxic dust affected everybody’: Glen Allen man fearful after 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund slashed

RACC prepares for five-day ‘Open House Memorial for Tommie’

’This goes way beyond placards’: Monument Avenue exhibit re-imagines Confederate stretch

VUU reacts to becoming Gov. Northam’s first stop on ‘reconciliation tour’

‘Moderate to heavy’ mold detected at elementary school in Prince George

Virginia Capitol Police sergeant put on leave after potential white supremacist pictures surface

'Orchestrated ambush’: VA Dems call out GOP over abortion bill

Battle over Brook Road bike lanes heats up as Richmond City Council vote expected Monday

Man arrested in connection to Chesterfield roofing scam

RPS superintendent proposes $13 million cut to central office positions, programs

It boils down to money vs. morals’: March to pass bill expanding VA firefighter coverage of cancer

Man faces charges after German Shepherds attack other dogs

‘It’s frustrating, it’s stressful:’ Federal employees to miss first paycheck Friday in midst of shutdown

‘Fund Our Schools’: Education advocates welcome back General Assembly in Richmond

Virginians sound off on shutdown: ‘We’d be better off if the politicians had to sacrifice salaries’

Different kind of ‘wall’ makes headlines: Richmond’s The Giving Wall

‘Everything that I’ve done has been from my heart’: Retiring RPD Chief Alfred Durham reflects on 31-year career in law enforcement

’This is just the tip of the iceberg’: Richmond breaks ground on 3 new schools slated to open in 20 months

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