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.
The Florida attorney general's fight to re-open the cruise line industry is going before a judge. Federal attorneys, though, argue that the industry "demonstrated that cruise ships are uniquely suited to spread COVID-19."
The former Bloomingdale High School teacher who pleaded guilty to secretly recording students in various states of undress will spend 15 years in jail followed by a lifetime on the sex offender registry, according to the sentencing by a Hillsborough County judge today.
City officials in Tampa are hoping to get more young adults vaccinated with a new campaign.
The State University System of Florida announced that all 12 public universities in the Sunshine State can return to pre-pandemic operations for academics, social activities, and sports.
Despite the executive order issued by Gov. Ron DeSantis, masks will remain in place in several public spaces in Florida, including schools and Publix.
Hospitality was perhaps the hardest hit industry at the start of the pandemic and now restaurants and bars are hiring -- but many people are not applying. Owners are trying to figure out how to entice workers to even come in for an interview.
Last week, Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran told the district it has until May 12 to deliver a plan that will finally right the district’s years-long financial woes. The Hillsborough County School District now has a deficit crisis of more than $100 million and counting.
More than 5 million people in the U.S. -- or nearly 8% of those who got their first dose -- have skipped out on getting their second shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the CDC reports.
Florida’s education commissioner said a takeover could happen if the Hillsborough County School Board and superintendent can’t solve its massive budget deficit.
The meeting was previously scheduled, but its timing was not lost on attendees.