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)!
Reported lead story for two Emmy-award winning newscasts for NBC 12, 2014 and 2015
Style Weekly Best Local TV News Reporter 2018
Style Weekly Best Local TV Anchor- third place 2018
2017 Emmy nomination best general assignment report
2016 Emmy nomination for best light feature story
2016 Associated Press Broadcasters Award- Meritorious award for feature story
2015 Associated Press Broadcasters Award- Meritorious award for feature story
2011 Associated Press Mark Twain Award winner, Best News Writing
After 17 months of closed-door negotiations and pushed-back announcement time frames, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney’s full proposal to redevelop the old Coliseum and the 10-block downtown area surrounding it, has finally been unveiled.
The roommate of the victim of a home invasion over the weekend, says his friend opened the door for the suspects, and was pistol-whipped twice in the head. The robbers stole cash, a cell phone and headphones.
If the question makes it on the ballot, voters would choose whether they have more say on how future tax money is generated and where it would go- specifically tax money tied to the Coliseum redevelopment project and other projects like it.
Stoney said he’s 'heartbroken and ready to take action on gun violence' after the shooting death of 9-year-old Markiya Simone Dickson in a Richmond park and the shooting deaths of 12 people in Virginia Beach.
Supporters of the ban say the procedure is painful and inhumane. A cat’s claws are attached to bone, so declawing requires slicing through tendon and nerves to remove the last segment of bone in a cat’s toes, according to a report by the Associated Press.