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.
MacDill spokespeople say there's reason to believe that in a wooded area of the base's northwest corner, there could be an African-American cemetery.
The city of Weeki Wachee has been around for decades, but it might not be a city much longer.
Doctors across Florida are starting to see an early uptick in flu cases especially among children, according to the CDC and Tampa pediatrics.
A chain-reaction caused a fiery crash on Interstate 75, according to investigators. Those flames consumed two vehicles, and took the lives of the two drivers.
Angry and out for revenge, prosecutors say Richard Miller grabbed a gun and headed for his ex-girlfriend'sworkplace. Renee Elizabeth Williams never saw it coming.
Red tide is back in the Tampa Bay Area. The latest testing from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission confirms high concentrations of Karenia brevis, the red tide organism, along parts of the Sarasota shoreline, including areas around Venice Beach and Caspersen Beach.
At the center of a special school board meeting in Sarasota County, Superintendent Todd Bowden and his lack of action after Cheraina Bonner came forward with allegations of sexual harassment.
Florida Highway Patrol troopers say now say the skateboarder killed overnight in Parrish was only 15 years old, not 21 as initially thought. Meanwhile, the search for the driver continues.
Soon, new rules will go into effect in Manatee County on how people can ask for money. It affects everyone from the homeless to charity groups.
After Friday night's tornado, work crews have been busy around the clock trying to replace massive sections of roof and pump water from the historic building that’s been a cornerstone in the Kathleen community for over 90 years.