Kaley O'Kelley leaving 3TV for Dallas TV job

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

Kaley O'Kelley is leaving 3TV for a Dallas TV job. Her last day will be Wednesday. During Friday's "Good Morning Arizona," Scott Pasmore had a couple of goodbye gifts to send her on her way.


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Dallas-Fort Worth – Kaley O’Kelley will co-anchor CBS 11 News at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. with Doug Dunbar beginning in mid-January.

"Kaley has the rare ability to connect with just about everyone," said Mike Garber, CBS 11 vice president of news. "Viewers will immediately sense her passion for the community, her strong journalistic skills and her enthusiasm for delivering the news. She has some big shoes to fill, but we are confident that the Dallas-Fort Worth community will soon embrace Kaley and her unique style."

O'Kelley joins CBS 11 from KTVK in Phoenix, where she has been a morning news anchor and reporter since 2009. Prior to that, she worked at Phoenix's KNXV as a weather anchor and host. While there, O'Kelley also served as a fill-in weather anchor for Good Morning America Weekend Edition. In addition, she has worked in San Diego, Santa Barbara and Yuma, Ariz. A graduate of Pepperdine University, O'Kelley began her career while still in high school, when she hosted the pilot for a teen television program. She is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, The American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.

"I'm honored to join the CBS 11 team in bringing quality stories that matter to our viewers. My husband and I have always felt right at home in Texas, whether spending time with family in Dallas-Fort Worth or vacationing in the Hill Country. We're proud to make our home in North Texas and raise our kids here."

CBS 11 is online at CBSDFW.com.