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Kelly Wright

Kelly Wright

Kelly Wright is a general assignment reporter for Fox News Channel (FNC), based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. He is also a co-host on "America's News Headquarters" on Saturdays (1:00-2:00 PM/ET). Wright previously served as a co-host on "Fox & Friends Weekend."

Most recently, Wright was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. Board of Sponsors at Morehouse College for his "Beyond the Dream" series. In April 2007, Wright secured an exclusive sit-down with first lady Laura Bush where she responded to the Virginia Tech massacres, Katrina recovery and the President's final term. Earlier in 2005, he reported from Tampa, Florida, on the Terri Schiavo right-to-die case. In 2004, Wright spent nearly three months reporting on the developments in Iraq. He was among the first reporters to cover the Abu Ghraib Prison scandal and the subsequent court martial cases held in Baghdad. Wright also spent time embedded with U.S. and British troops, reporting on the military's humanitarian efforts in Baghdad, Basrah and Mosul and provided coverage on U.S. forces training Iraqi security forces. Additionally, he reported on the historic U.S. handover of sovereignty to Iraq. Beyond Iraq, Wright extensively covered the 2004 presidential election, including the Democratic presidential race, the New Hampshire primary, and the South Carolina primary. In October 2003, he reported live from the Congressional Black Caucus/FNC Democratic presidential candidate debate in Detroit.

Before joining FNC, Wright served as co-anchor of "News at Ten" at WVBT-TV (FOX) in Norfolk, Va. During his tenure there, he covered a wide range of stories, including a historical event in Benin, West Africa, where African presidents Mathieu Kerekou of Benin, Jerrauld Rawlins of Ghana, and representatives from the United States, England, France and Dominican Republic apologized for their role in slavery.

Previously, Wright served as a weekend news anchor and reporter for WRAL-TV (CBS) in Raleigh, N.C. Wright secured numerous rare interviews, including a 1996 exclusive interview with O.J. Simpson following the criminal court trial.

Wright also served as a general assignment reporter for WWOR-TV (MyNetworkTV) in New York. He reported on numerous high profile newsmakers and events for the station, including John Gotti, Amy Fisher, the Howard Beach and Bensonhurst murder trials and the 1989 Central Park jogger rape case. He began his journalism career in 1977 while serving in the United States Army and has received numerous awards for his reporting, including two local Emmy Awards for his developing, reporting and co-producing a documentary and news series on the transatlantic slave trade.

Wright is a graduate of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla.

Latest Stories by Kelly Wright

  • Apr 28, 2015

    Beyond the Dream: Oh Baltimore!

    Cities in our beloved America continue to erupt in senseless violence. Baltimore, the birthplace of our National Anthem, is the latest casualty in the saga of mayhem. Unruly youth picking up rocks to throw at police instead of picking up books to read. Leaders failing to lead for the sake of political correctness. They blame the media for the violence that erupts instead of their ineffectiveness. Preachers try to calm the angry masses shouting; Jesus saves! But the hardened hearts of the fractious crowd turn a deaf ear, caught up in a frenzied rage to purge.  

  • Apr 24, 2015

    Beyond the Dream: Lessons of the Holocaust -- Never Again!

    "I came to Auschwitz in July 31 1944." It is a day that 89-year-old Elyahu Zilberberg will never forget. It is the day his freedom died, ripped away from him by sinister Nazi forces, hellbent on following German Fuhrer Adolph Hitler's brutal quest to exterminate Jewish people and other races that he believed were inferior to the Aryan nation.

  • Jun 10, 2014

    America's hope

    Far too many of us go through life carrying the weight of the world on our shoulders.

  • Dec 18, 2013

    The secret of Christmas

    The lyrics of the song helped to cement the wise teachings of scripture about the reason for the season; to love and honor God with all my being and to love my neighbor as myself.

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