David Kelly, in his 11th year as a TV sports broadcaster in Tucson, joined the AllSportsTucson.com High School Sports Preview Show on Thursday night to talk about his background and the dedication to this community that he has developed.
He discusses his background beginning with his upbringing as a son of an NFL Hall of Famer and TV news anchor. His father, Leroy, was an accomplished running back for David’s beloved Cleveland Browns. His mother, Jacqueline, is a former TV news anchor.
His late uncle Pat Kelly played 15 Major League Baseball seasons with five American League teams.
Kelly also touched on how his career in Tucson started in 2008 when he served as the anchor for the Arizona Wildcats Radio Network during football and men’s basketball broadcasts as well as working in a play-by-play capacity on Arizona softball and baseball games.
He transitioned to television in July 2011 and has worked in the Tucson market since that time. He recently switched to KVOA Channel 4 after starting at KOLD Channel 13.
Kelly, an almost 30-year broadcasting veteran, also discusses his background as a USC grad, which included working as a team manager while the effervescent George Raveling was the men’s basketball coach there.
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ALLSPORTSTUCSON.com publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for CollegeAD.com, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports, TucsonCitizen.com, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.