Greg has come to prominence as one of the co-hosts of “Good Day New York”, for Fox 5 NY WNYW with Rosanna Scotto, while before that he worked as the co-host of “Fox and Friends”, and was the White House correspondent for Fox News.
So, do you want to find out more about Greg, from his childhood to his most recent career endeavors and his personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us as we uncover for you, the life and career of Greg Kelly.
What Happened to Greg Kelly?
Greg’s career started in the late ‘90s and was active until 2017 when he decided to leave WNYW and his career in journalist on the whole. Since leaving his post, Greg hasn’t appeared in the media and is now apparently focused on his family life, having married Judith Gray on the 12th November 2017.
Born Gregory Raymond Kelly on the 17th December 1968, in Garden City, New York USA, he is the son of Veronica and Raymond W. Kelly, a former New York City Police Commissioner. He grew up in Garden City with his brother James, then after matriculation, enrolled at Fordham University, from which he obtained a BA degree in political science.
Greg Kelly’s Military Career
In addition to his work as a journalist, Greg is also a dedicated US Marine Corps Reservist. He served in the Marines from 1991 until 2000, during which time he was an AV-8B Harrier jump jet pilot, assigned to the Marine Attack Squadron 211, the “Wake Island Avengers”. He flew over 155 successful operations, and was the one to fly over Iraq in Operation Southern Watch, which forced the United Nations to impose the No-Fly Zone.
Career Beginnings in Broadcast Journalism
Even during his university years, Greg started his career, becoming a part of the ABC affiliate WIVT-TV, headquartered in Binghamton, New York. During his time there he landed an exclusive interview with Bill Clinton, who was the US President at the time. After the stint at WIVT-TV, Greg joined NY1 in New York City, and one of his primary tasks was to cover the 2001 mayoral campaign. Furthermore, he was on site after the September 11, 2001, attacks, reporting for the station. His hard work was noticed by Fox News, and he officially joined the network, not long afterwards.
He was first made an embedded reporter with the US Army’s 3rd Infantry division, 2nd Brigade, having been sent to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. During his first mission, Greg received a minor shrapnel wound to the face from a mortar round explosion near him, but continued with his reports from Iraq, and was the first one to report from Baghdad once the US military forces reached the Iraqi capital on the 5th April 2003. He was also there during the storming of Saddam Hussein’s presidential palace.
Rise to Prominence
Gradually, Greg was becoming more successful and he reported from Iraq several more times, and as well from Gaza, United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, and Kuwait as well.
Thanks to his hard work, Greg eventually earned a spot on TV, as he was brought into the hosting team of “Good Day New York” in 2010. He joined Rosanna Scotto, and for the next seven years, the two became prominent faces on the popular show. The last episode of “Good Day New York” with Greg as the co-host aired on the 29th September 2017.
Greg Kelly Net Worth
Since launching his career in the late ‘90s, Greg has earned a name for himself through his hard work and dedication. His success has only increased his wealth, so let’s just see how rich Greg Kelly is, as of early 2019. According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Kelly’s net worth is as high as $100 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you think?
Greg Kelly Personal Life, Marriage, Wife, Controversies
Greg has held his personal life away from the public eyes for the better part of his career, but most recently he has shared his wedding plans and marriage. He met Judith Grey in December 2015 and the two married on the 12th November 2017, in a ceremony held at New York’s University Club. Since then, there was no news about the couple welcoming children.
Back in 2012, Kelly was accused of raping a woman named Maria Di Toro. She walked into a police station and told about the event that allegedly happened in October 2011. However, charges were later dropped due to the lack of evidence.
Greg Kelly Internet Popularity
Over the years, Greg has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter. His official Facebook page has over 45,000 followers, with whom he shared details from his career as a journalist, including his last episode as the “Good Day New York” co-host, among many other posts. However, he hasn’t been active since the September of 2018. You can find Greg on Twitter as well, on which he has over 23,000 followers, but last updated it in March 2018.
So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent journalist and pilot, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages.