Kelly Frank is Director of Content for CBS affiliate, WTSP in Tampa, Florida.
Kelly oversees content across all platforms for the newsroom in the 13th market in the country.
Prior to assuming this role in Tampa in June, Kelly spent nearly three years as the Director of News and Digital Content for the CBS affiliate, WBNS in Columbus, Ohio.
She previously worked as Executive Producer, U.S. Operations for CNN where she supervised several show teams over four-plus years, working with Kyra Phillips, Ali Velshi, Tony Harris, Randi Kaye and Ashleigh Banfield. While at CNN, Kelly oversaw special coverage for hurricanes, politics, the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami and the Gulf Oil spill producing shows with Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer, Christiane Amanpour and Soledad O’Brien. She was part of the team that took home three Peabody Awards for coverage of the 2008 election, the 2010 Gulf Oil spill and coverage of the Arab Spring.
Before working at CNN, Kelly was an Executive Producer in Washington, D.C. for Fox-owned WTTG, overseeing morning news and then evening news. She moved to the nation’s capital after spending six years as an Executive Producer and Producer for NBC affiliates in Phoenix, Milwaukee and Columbus, Ohio.
Some highlights of Kelly’s career include witnessing the opening of the first western news production center in the Middle East (CNN in Abu Dhabi), spending time with Buddhist monks in Hong Kong, hiking the Sydney Bridge, covering the White House and Congress while working in D.C., 9/11, Operation Iraqi Freedom and the war in Afghanistan.
In her time overseeing WBNS, the news operation won six regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, was nominated for 83 Emmys with 39 wins including News Excellence & Overall Excellence, 27 SPJ Awards including the First Amendment Award and 32 Associated Press Awards.
Kelly graduated with a BA in English from Kentucky Wesleyan College where she is in the Athletic Hall of Fame for her time as a softball pitcher. She also holds a Masters Degree in Social Media from the University of Florida where she sits on the Advisory Council.
The best part of Kelly’s life though is her two young daughters Gracen and Avery and her partner Katherine Green.