Jon Kelley

Host, Funny You Should Ask

Jon Kelley has spent more than 20 years in television journalism as both host and producer. His career has seen him covering news, sports and entertainment in a variety of roles.  At the national level, Kelley has been the host and primary correspondent for the nationally syndicated entertainment show “EXTRA!”. In addition, he stepped into the role formerly held by CNN’s Anderson Cooper, taking on primetime hosting duties for ABC’s reality series “The Mole”. Kelley was also on the national sports scene anchoring at Fox Sports Network.

At the local level, he spent eight years at WMAQ-TV, the NBC-owned station in Chicago, covering all six Bulls NBA Titles. He won numerous awards, including an Emmy® Award for an hour-long special highlighting the Chicago Bulls’ quest for a fifth championship. Kelley’s also been honored with the Peter Lisagor Award for Sports Journalism and an Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award for Best Sportscast.

Before beginning his broadcast journalism career, Kelley was signed as a free agent by the Denver Broncos. Prior to that he attended the University of Nebraska on a full-ride football scholarship.