Kellie Cowan is an award-winning multi-media journalist. She joined the FOX 13 News Team in February of 2016.
Kellie arrived in the Sunshine State by way of snowy Syracuse, where she worked as a news and sports reporter and was recognized annually by the Syracuse Press Club for her news, sports, and spot news coverage.
Kellie began her journalism career in the sports world, covering teams in both Washington, DC and Syracuse, NY before switching over to the news. While she still loves sports, she's enjoying the challenges and unique stories she gets to tackle in news and is excited to be able to be a fan once again.
A Virginia native, Kellie graduated from the College of William and Mary before going on to earn her master's at Georgetown University. During her time at W&M, Kellie had the opportunity to travel extensively through Europe. While working toward a double-major in International Studies and German, Kellie twice lived in Germany and spent a summer teaching English in Bosnia.
An avid runner and two-time Marine Corps Marathon finisher, Kellie is excited to take advantage of the beautiful Florida weather and snow-free running trails. When she's not pounding the pavement she loves to relax by the pool and check out new restaurants and breweries. She also enjoys preparing a home-cooked meal and cuddling up to a Wes Anderson movie with her rescue cat.
For weeks, Governor Ron DeSantis has rejected CDC guidance and pushed ahead with the "seniors first" goal of vaccination as many Floridians as possible who are 65 and older. Now, he says new FEMA sites would use some doses to vaccinate certain teachers and law enforcement officers.
Tuesday is a somber day for the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office as they say farewell to one of their own. Deputy Michael Magli, a 30-year-old husband and father of two, was laid to rest days after he was killed in the line of duty.
Tampa City Council members heard the cases of two more bars and nightclubs accused of repeatedly violating COVID-19 safety guidelines.
After a historic run to the World Series, the Tampa Bay Rays are prepping for a new season that will once again play out during a pandemic.
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said Deputy Michael Magli gave his life while trying to save others from a reckless and suspected drunk driver. He is the first deputy at the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office to be killed in the line of duty.
Florida leaders are warning residents of emerging COVID-19 vaccine scams.
The Pasco County School District will now allow 50% capacity at all outdoor athletic and performing arts events and up to four spectators per student at indoor events.
The federal government is considering new rules and potentially new restrictions on domestic travel that could impact Floridians -- an idea that Gov. Ron DeSantis called "purely a political attack against the people of Florida."
Whether you’re an NFL history buff, a lover of live music, or just searching for an event to enjoy, look no further than the Riverwalk this weekend. The official NFL Super Bowl Experience will be in full swing with their three NFL zones.
There is a new and convenient way to get to those Super Bowl festivities.