Jeff Kelly's first exposure to broadcasting was at the tender age of five, hanging out in the Los Angeles Dodger Stadium press box. He went to work with his Dad after school where he watched, listened and learned from broadcasting legends such as Vin Scully and Dick Enberg.
Jeff is a certified meteorologist with the National Weather Association and an associate member of the American Meteorological Society. He has worked on television as a weathercaster, anchor, live reporter, outdoor recreation reporter and Hollywood movie reporter.
Jeff has lived all over the west, spending thirteen years in Phoenix at KPNX and KPHO. Before that he forecast weather in Salt Lake City for FOX 13 for four years. Jeff's been a guest weathercaster in the Cayman Islands, Auckland, New Zealand and Hawaii. "Even on vacation I will go on TV, letting people know what the weather is going to be like. I love it," says Jeff.
His diverse broadcasting background includes fourteen years on radio in the Los Angeles market, including stations KLAC, KZLA, Star 98.7 and the Westwood Radio Network, with 132 stations from coast to coast. Jeff shared the mic on a morning radio show with Jimmy Kimmel ("Jimmy is the funniest guy I have ever worked with, period") and Carson Daley in Palm Springs ("Carson is the nicest guy you will ever meet").
In 1997, he relocated to Big Sky Country in Bozeman, Montana to be near his daughter Veronica during her high school years and to enjoy the fine skiing right out his back door. For five years he was on air, both in Bozeman and Missoula.
It was on a trip to Eugene in 2012 to watch the US Olympic trials that Jeff got hooked on TrackTown USA. As luck would have it, he enjoyed the track- and-field competition (Ashton Eaton breaking the world record . . ."oh yeah") and found a new place to call home. Jeff says, "Everything I like to do in this world is within a two-hour drive of Eugene . . . plus my brother Gary lives in Bend. I could not be happier to be living here in Oregon. I'm like a little kid in a candy store."
His first love is sports, having grown up in a 'sports family'. Two of his brothers played minor league baseball for the Tigers and Angels. His dad was employed in Major League Baseball for more than 46 years. Jeff is a USATF Level 2 Coach - sprints, hurdles, relays and combined events; PSIA ski instructor; USAW sports perfomance coach; Certified Sports Performance Hypnotherapist and Masters Track athlete. When he figures out how to pole vault, he hopes to complete in all ten events of a masters track decathlon. He also loves volleyball. "My next door neighbor as a teenager was Olympic volleyball legend Karch Kiraly. Karch's dad Dr. Kiraly taught me volleyball. He was the best coach I have ever had at anything - he was tough and knew his stuff," quips Jeff. Every teenager should be so lucky.
Jeff grew up in the small college town of Claremont in southern California. He has three brothers and two sisters. Jeff met his wife Shawn during an on-air interview segment. She was a regular guest after that on his talk show. Now she has to put up with his silly questions every day of her life. They have two dogs 'Jazz', "the best athlete I have ever seen, sorry Air Jordan" and 'Boo', the kind and gentle one. Jeff is easy to find when not on the air at KMTR . . . look for him at all kinds of sporting events and on the Big Island of Hawaii with his family and friends. Aloha.
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