Kelly Bennett is an award winning News Director and On-Air Personality with over 30 years experience, 25-plus of those on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. After 20 years as half of the successful “Walter and Kelly Show” on Magic 93.7, where she did dual duties as News Director, her presence on the air has grown. A few years ago, she moved to afternoon drive with Walter, and took over at the helm of the midday show on the newly launched Rock 92.5…even as she continued her morning news duties at the Biloxi iHeart Radio cluster, which includes Rock 92.5, Magic 93.7, K99FM, and NewsTalk 104.9 This news chick loves her rock-n-roll!
But her adventure didn’t end there. A recent opportunity to jump onto “Gulf Coast Mornings” on the NewsTalk station proved to be something she couldn’t pass up. So now, she and Uncle Henry are on the air from 6-8 each weekday morning, touching on local and national news and community events in a one-of-a-kind show that has her at the helm from the Biloxi Studio, with Uncle Henry joining her from the Mobile Studio.
And adventure seems to be a running theme for this Army Brat. Kelly is proud to be the daughter of a retired Army Colonel. She’s a bit of a thrill-seeker, jumping at the chance to do a tandem jump with the Golden Knights at the Keesler Air Show, rappelling down the side of some very tall buildings to raise money for Habitat for Humanity, and can frequently be spotted emceeing various charity functions, like the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk each year on the Biloxi Town Green.
Her youngins are grown; giving her more time to practice guitar, chill out with an adult coloring book, or just sit back and binge-watch the latest hot show on Netflix.
Feel free to drop her an email anytime: firstname.lastname@example.org