Bob Kelly joined the FOX 29 News team in October 2014 as the traffic reporter for "Good Day Philadelphia." In that role he also hosts the regular morning segments "Kelly's Classroom," "Breakfast with Bob," and "Town Takeover," all which take him out into the community to connect with "Good Day Philadelphia" viewers. He's also co-hosted the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade for more than 15 years.
Prior to joining FOX 29, Bob was the Traffic Anchor for 13 years at CBS 3 in Philadelphia. He became the first Philadelphia traffic anchor to do his reports in front of the green screen. Animated and fun to watch with his highly popular phrases like Jammo, Two Jelly Donut Delay, and the Conshy Curve, Bob is now referred to by so many as "The Dean of Traffic."
Through the years, the Emmy Award-winning Traffic Anchor has entertained sports fans on the Jumbotron at the Eagles, Flyers and Sixers games, and with his popular segment "Tailgate Takeover," before Eagles games.
Growing up in Northeast Philadelphia where they always decorate for Christmas, he created "A Very Kelly Christmas," hitting the road during the month of December and broadcasting LIVE from the front lawns of the best decorated houses.
Bob began his career as a radio disc jockey, working with Jerry Blavat, The Geator.
He worked up and down the dial at Philly's hottest radio stations, until traffic became news and he joined KYW News Radio with Traffic on the 2s.
A Northeast Philadelphia native, Bob knows all the neighborhoods, the landmarks, and the best place to get a great jelly donut. A graduate of North Catholic High School and Temple University, he is a local guy through and through.
Students at the Tech Freire Charter School in North Philadelphia raised over $3,000 to get their teacher a new pair of shoes after starting a GoFundMe page as part of an April Fool's joke.
One lane on the westbound side of the Schuylkill Expressway near Spring Garden Street has reopened after a tractor-trailer crash caused the heavily trafficked highway to close for hours on Friday morning.
Delays are expected throughout the morning as road crews work to upright an overturned tractor-trailer on the inbound side of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.
FOX 29's Bob Kelly reports a tractor-trailer crash sent debris into oncoming traffic, damaging several other vehicles.
The Vine Street Expressway (I-676) remains closed in both directions from the Schuylkill Expressway to Broad Street after a construction barge and two hopper barges broke free of their moorings on the Schuylkill River and wedged under a bridge.
The westbound lanes of the Schulykill Expressway will be closed from noon Friday through 5 a.m. Monday morning.
FOX 29's Bob Kelly reports a minivan went up in flames near the Vine Street Expressway exit.
An overturned dump truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike has closed the eastbound lanes near Fort Washington as crews work to clear the scene.
FOX 29’s Bob Kelly reports at least one person has died following a crash on the highway between Plymouth Roud and Grasshopper Lane.
FOX 29 Traffic Anchor Bob Kelly reports that the Delaware River Port Authority reopened the Benjamin Franklin Bridge reopened Monday morning.