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.
Florida is investigating why its online voter registration system crashed just before the deadline for the upcoming presidential election, saying unexpectedly heavy traffic that can't be immediately explained poured in during the closing hours.
After missing out on the home opener, fans will soon be able to cheer on Tom Brady and the rest of the Bucs as they take on the Los Angeles Charges -- but of course, crowd size will be restricted.
Florida may have entered Phase 3 of reopening, but public health officials say social distancing and masks are still a must, and in places where mask ordinances have been enacted, they're still very much required.
September has been a deadly month on the roadways for teens in Hillsborough County. So far this month, four teenagers have been killed in car crashes.
Hillsborough County school board members heard from a literal chorus of protesters as they met to discuss budget cuts and shortfalls Tuesday. Chorus students and teachers from across the district sang outside the meeting to try to convince board members and district officials that the arts are worth saving.
Pinellas teachers and instructors will see a boost in their paychecks this year thanks to a new influx of state funds.
Rumors and speculation over district layoffs have swirled ever since Hillsborough County Superintendent Addison Davis announced looming staff cuts last week. Over the weekend, Davis attempted to allay parents' anxieties over staff cuts, instead he may have stoked them.
A peer investigation from a law enforcement task force has cleared an officer involved in a fatal shooting from early August, but finds several flaws with the way St. Pete police handled an investigation that turned deadly.
Pinellas County teachers and parents alike say they feel like the school district sold them a false bill of goods when it came to the difference between online and in-person learning this fall.
When it comes to high schools sports this fall, rules won’t just apply to the guys and girls on the field: fans will have plenty to follow as well. From where to sit or stand to how to even get tickets, spectators in Pinellas will see plenty of changes to the game day experience.