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.
Dozens of women have recently spoken out about a pervasive culture of sexual assault within the USF campus’ Greek community. The allegations come after one former student shared her story on her Twitter account last week.
Long waits along with supply and staffing shortages continue to stymie Bay Area efforts to meet the demand for more COVID-19 testing.
With Pinellas County under a mask mandate order, officials are giving face coverings away for free for those who don't have one.
As coronavirus cases continue to rise statewide, more cities and counties are putting new face mask rules into place -- that includes Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties.
Pinellas County commissioners voted for an ordinance making face masks mandatory in most indoor, public spaces, to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Patty Wood knew her husband Gregg, would die from Alzheimer’s. For years as she watched the illness slowly steal the man she loved bit by bit, she steeled herself for the inevitable -- but nothing could have prepared her for what Gregg’s passing would look like in the time of COVID-19.
Masks will no longer be merely a recommendation for those in the cities of St. Petersburg and Tampa. The orders within each city are slightly different, but both take effect at 5 p.m. Friday.
With coronavirus cases spiking, Hillsborough County’s emergency planners will join their counterparts across the bay in considering an order to make face-coverings mandatory in some situations. But Tampa mayor Jane Castor has opted not to wait.
As coronavirus cases climb in St. Pete and across the Bay Area, mayor Rick Kriseman plans to announce new measures to protect his city against the spread.
After closing nearly three months ago because of the pandemic, Busch Gardens and Adventure Island will finally reopen Thursday, but it won't be business as usual.