Jon comes to J2SC following six years as
Weekend Anchor and Correspondent for “Extra”, one of US televisions best known
entertainment news magazines. He's also been named the new host of ABC's "The Mole". Jon’s 20 plus years of experience in news,
entertainment and sports gives him unique set of skills to pass on to our
Before joining "Extra," Kelley
served as the main anchor for the Fox Sports Network's "The National
Sports Report," and the lead anchor for the weekly series, "Baseball
Today." Prior to Fox, Kelley spent eight years as sports anchor on
the NBC owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV in Chicago.
In addition to his nightly sportscasts, Kelley
hosted "Sports Sunday," WMAQ-TV's half-hour, expanded sports
highlights program. There he shared the anchor desk with some of the city's
most dynamic sports and entertainment personalities, including NBA rebounding
star Dennis Rodman and "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno. Kelley
joined WMAQ-TV as a sports reporter and weekend anchor in April 1991.
While at WMAQ-TV, Kelley was part of a sports
team that earned such prestigious awards as the Peter Lisagor Award for Sports
Journalism and an Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award for Best
Sportscast in 1996. In 1997, Kelley won the Chicago/Midwest Emmy award
for producing and anchoring his hour-long special highlighting the Chicago
Bulls' quest for a fifth championship. Kelley has also done stints as a
sports reporter and weekend sports anchor at WDAF-TV, Channel 4, the Fox
affiliate in Kansas City, Missouri, and worked as a news reporter at KMTV-TV in
Omaha, Nebraska. He began his career as a weekend sports anchor and
reporter at KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.
Kelley played four seasons as a running back for the University
of Nebraska before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast
journalism. He signed as a free agent with the Denver Broncos in 1988
before embarking on a broadcasting career.
Kelley is the co-author of the book "Breaking Into
Broadcasting," a guide to landing one's first (or next) on-air job in