Kelly came to journalism after about a decade of working as a trial lawyer. Despite a high-paying legal career and a marriage to an influential doctor, Kelly found she wasn’t living the life she wanted. She eventually realized that some change was in order and she left the legal profession for journalism and divorced her first husband (turning him into, as she termed, her “wusband”).
Her inspiration for change? “A brilliant man by the name of Dr. Phil,” she said with a smile.
“He said the only difference between you and someone you envy is you settled for less. It just spoke to me,” she said.
So Kelly decided to make her life philosophy “settle for more.” Instead of wasting energy looking at people that she admired and women who “had it all,” Kelly took risks and changed her life in the process. She likely wouldn’t have had her big break, however, if it wasn’t the help from another woman. A friend in her guitar class who worked as a freelance reporter helped Kelly get her first job on air.