Kelly Waldron

88waldron Kelly WaldronI began working for WCBS 880 in November of 2001. It was shortly after 9/11. I had just had my son in August of that year and during my maternity leave as a national correspondent with Metro Networks, I was called in to WCBS and as they say…the rest is history. It was the job I had been waiting for.

I started reporting and anchoring in north Jersey at WSUS after graduating from Rutgers University in 1994. From there, I went to WCTC in New Brunswick, NJ where I spent five years as morning and afternoon anchor and reporter. Then I became a national correspondent for Metro Networks. New Jersey was my “beat” but I was sent wherever I was needed depending on the story. Once I began at WCBS…I found my home.

From the Fort Dix terror plot to Hurricane Floyd to President Bush’s inauguration in Washington D.C. to the New York City marathon to plane crashes, fires, transit strikes, issues at City Hall and so many others….some of the most memorable stories I’ve covered have involved the aftermath of 9/11…from the last load ceremony to the emotional family gatherings, to the memorial ceremonies every year and the heart-breaking funerals. It is a story that has touched everyone in one way or another and continues to do so.

I had my second child, a daughter, in September of 2004. I left WCBS the following November for a year and worked in public relations. It was during that year that I discovered how much I needed to be back, telling the stories that help people get through their everyday lives. It’s my passion. If someone were to ask me what I love most about my job, aside from the people and the friends I’ve met along the way, I would have to say the ability to get an important story on the air within a minutes notice and the desire to tell that story accurately. The bottom line is…it’s my way of contributing to society, sharing important information with people who deserve to know.

I live in Monroe Township, NJ. I’m married and have two children.

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