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Kelly Dudzik

Kelly Dudzik is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchors Midday on WGRZ.

Kelly Dudzik is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and anchors Midday on WGRZ. She also reports for Most Buffalo, First at Five, and Channel 2 News at 6.

Kelly joined WGRZ in 2013 from KLRT in Little Rock, Arkansas where she anchored the weekend evening newscasts. While in Arkansas, Kelly reported extensively on the on-going desegregation case involving Pulaski County schools. She also covered devastating tornadoes and ice storms.

Kelly began her on-air career in Big Sky Country at KFBB in Great Falls, Montana as an anchor and executive producer. The KFBB staff was much smaller than Channel 2's, and most nights, Kelly was the only person in the newsroom besides the sports director. Time management and multitasking skills were a must!

Kelly spent the first few years of her career behind-the-scenes as a producer at WBRE in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and WXIX FOX19 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Kelly is a Cum Laude graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University with dual degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. While in college, Kelly served as the news director of the student-run television station, UUTV (now CitrusTV).

Kelly grew up in Manchester, Connecticut and started reporting in high school for the FOX61 Kids' News in Hartford. Her reports aired in the afternoon, and her brother's friends would tell her they'd see her on TV during DuckTales.

Kelly received a 2011 Mid-America Emmy Award for spot news, and her reporting has also earned several honors from the Associated Press. Kelly was also part of the Channel 2 News First at Five team that won a New York Emmy for Best Daytime Newscast in 2015 and the Channel 2 News Tonight team that won for Best Evening Newscast in 2015.

In addition to her work as an anchor at WGRZ, Kelly has asked local politicians tough questions, and reported on everything from education, to health, sports, and all of the great things happening in WNY.

Kelly also produces City Shapers, a feature you can see every Monday at 5:30 p.m. on WGRZ.

When she's not working, Kelly enjoys sharpening her culinary skills, checking out new restaurants, spending time at Canalside, and following national and local politics. Kelly lives in Buffalo with her husband, Matt, and three cats, Mandi, Blanche, and Elsa. Mandi has been with her since she was adopted at SPCA Cincinnati. Blanche showed up at Matt and Kelly's door as a four-week-old kitten. Elsa was adopted from the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter.

You can follow Kelly on Facebook (she does Facebook lives each day during Midday), Twitter @kellydudzikWGRZ, or email her your story ideas or nominations for City Shapers at kelly.dudzik@wgrz.com.

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