The Irish American Media Top 30
Greg Kelly joined Good Day New York on Fox 5 in July 2008, where he co-hosts the popular morning news program. Most recently, Kelly was an anchor and correspondent for the Fox News Channel based in New York.
Kelly joined Fox News in 2002 and went on to serve as a White House correspondent from 2005-2007. He has also covered the war in Iraq extensively, including four long-term assignments in Baghdad.
During the 2003 invasion, he was embedded with the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division, 2nd Brigade. He was the first television reporter to deliver live pictures of U.S. forces infiltrating Baghdad, as well as exclusive reports of the storming of Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace.
Prior to joining Fox News Channel, Kelly was a reporter for New York 1 News, where he covered New York City politics and the September 11 attacks.
He started his career in journalism as an anchor and reporter for NewsChannel 34, the ABC affiliate in Binghamton, New York. Prior to this, Kelly spent nine years as a fighter pilot in the United States Marine Corps.
A licensed commercial pilot, he currently holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves.
Kelly is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA degree in political science. Kelly and his family have traced their Irish heritage back to Co. Cork.
Keith J. Kelly has been writing the must-read “Media Ink” column for the New York Post since July 1998. He consistently breaks stories on the inner workings of the major companies in the magazine, book, and newspaper publishing businesses.
Kelly was once termed "New York's most influential media columnist" by New York magazine. He jumped to the Post from the Daily News.
Kelly served as a founding member of the New York City-based Kelly Gang Inc., which includes Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and other notables in the media world with the surname Kelly. It evolved from a social group into a charitable organization following the death of author/journalist Michael Kelly, who became the first American journalist killed in Iraq in the Iraq War in 2002.
Kelly has raised approximately $400,000 for causes as diverse as The Wounded Warrior Project to Catholic Charities of New Orleans and the Lower East Side Tenament Musuem.
Kelly freelanced out of Belfast in 1980 and was the first reporter to break the news of the looming IRA hunger strike in Long Kesh Prison. Over the years, Kelly has contributed stories on the troubles in Northern Ireland and its New York connections to The Nation, The Boston Globe, Newsday, USA Today, America Magazine, Catholic News Service, Religious News Service and for years throughout the 1980s was a New York correspondent for the Dublin daily, The Irish Press.
A fourth generation Irish American, Kelly traces his Irish ancestry to Westmeath and Mayo.
Kelly is married to J. Patricia Walsh, the daughter of the late Kerry football great Eddie Walsh. They live in the Stuyvesant Town neighborhood of Manhattan with their three boys, Ruairi, Luke and Eamon.