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Before joining Fox, Kelly served as a general assignment reporter for ABC News affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington. During her tenure at WJLA, Kelly covered national and local stories of interest, including the 2004 presidential race and the D.C. sniper cases.
Previously, Kelly practiced law as a corporate litigator. She earned her BA degree in political science from Syracuse University and a JD from Albany Law School, where she also served as editor of the Albany Law Review.
Pat Kiernan is the morning anchor on NY1 in New York.
Kiernan’s career in broadcast journalism began while he was attending the University of Alberta's Faculty of Business in Edmonton, Canada. Upon the completion of his bachelor of commerce degree, he accepted a full-time job as a general assignment reporter for CFRN television in Canada's fourth-largest TV market.
While at the CTV network-affiliated station, he anchored a weekly business news magazine program and at various times worked as the station's assistant news director, assignment editor, producer and news anchor.
Prior to joining Time Warner and NY1, he was the senior producer of the prime-time newscast ITV News at Ten on CITV, one of Canada's satellite superstations, where his duties included an on-air role as host of "Your Money," a popular segment he created.
Kiernan and his wife Dawn moved to New York in March of 1996. He joined the Time Warner family as the anchor and producer of the Fortune Business Report, and was named NY1's morning anchor in 1997.
Kiernan has traced his Irish heritage back as far as the Famine. He believes his ancestors came from Monaghan and Cork.
Connell McShane joined Fox Business Network as a correspondent in September 2007. Prior to joining Fox, McShane worked at Bloomberg Television where he served as a news reporter and an anchor working on Evening Edition, On the Markets and Marketweek.
He also broadcasted live reports from both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Before Bloomberg Television,
McShane co-anchored the syndicated morning show The First Word on Bloomberg Radio. He began his career in sports broadcasting. He served as the play-by-play voice of minor league baseball’s Pittsfield Mets during the 1998 season.
A graduate of Fordham University with a BA degree in communication and media studies, McShane was named a finalist in both the New York Metro Achievement in Radio Awards and the New York State Associated Press Broadcasters' Association.
McShane’s father was born and raised in Kilcar, Co. Donegal, where McShane remembers spending many summers there as a child with his family.
McShane and his wife live on Long Island with their three children.
Megan Meany joined WNBC’s Today in New York weekday morning team in June 2008 as traffic reporter from 4:30-7:00 a.m. Meany is a member of the Shadow Traffic organization and brings with her their extensive resources and in-depth expertise in covering traffic in the tri-state area.
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