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Bob Kelly Joins Good Day Philadelphia

Philadelphia FOX owned station WTXF has added Bob Kelly as traffic reporter for Good Day Philadelphia.

Kelly left rival station KYW in September. At the time, he told his facebook fans, “Hope to see you all again soon, thank you so very much for allowing me to be in your home these past 13 years.”

For Kelly, “soon” came this morning when he was welcomed by Mike Jerrick in a skit where Jerrick grabbed a “random” guy standing at a bus stop to do the traffic report. That random bus stop guy was, surprise, surprise, Kelly.

In 2001 he moved over to television and became the first Philadelphia traffic anchor to do reports in front of the green screen. Animated and fun to watch with his highly popular phrases like “jammo,” “two jelly donut delay,” and “the Conshy Curve,” Emmy-award-winning Bob Kelly is now referred by so many as “The Dean of Traffic.”

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Bob Kelly Out at Philadelphia’s KYW

Screen Shot 2014-09-01 at 9.50.24 AMBob Kelly, morning traffic reporter at CBS Philadelphia O&O KYW, announced on Facebook he has left the station. Kelly promised viewers he’d be back, though he wasn’t sure where or when. “Where the road leads next I’m not quite sure. But what I AM sure of, is that every step will be made easier with the thousands of unbelievably thoughtful messages from you all.”

Here’s Kelly’s full statement:

It truly is with a very heavy heart I announce that today will be my last broadcast on CBS3. For 13 years I have always looked forward to coming in to work and having the opportunity to be a part of a show and a work “family” that has given me more laughter, more love, and more rewarding moments than could fill a lifetime. To YOU the unbelievable, faithful viewers!! I cannot express my gratitude for the support and constant love and kindness shown towards myself and my family all these years!!! Endless thank you’s to each and everyone of you. To you my most awesome morning team, co-workers past and present!! Although not on the TV screen, we will continue to have fun and may the endless laughter live on!!! And to my family, your unwavering support and love is what will make this next part of the adventure the best we’ve had yet!! Hope to see you all again soon, thank you so very much for allowing me to be in your home these past 13 years. With all my love.

VIDEO: ‘He Just Got Whacked!’: KYW Catches Accident Live


Bob Kelly‘s traffic report for Philadelphia’s CBS O&O, KYW, got a little too real yesterday morning when the station’s traffic cameras caught an accident live on air.

Kelly was just about to move on from a traffic shot of Interstate 76 showing a car stalled and facing the wrong way in the left lane of the highway when the car was nearly hit head on by another vehicle prompting Kelly to exclaim, “He just got whacked!” Read more