Kelly Bennett

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Kelly Bennett
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BornOrange County, California, U.S.
🏳️ NationalityAmerican
Kelly Gonis, Kelly Petersen
💼 Occupation
Broadcast Journalist
📆 Years active  1998-present
Radio Personality

Kelly Bennett is an American Broadcast Journalist based in Orange County, California.[1][2] She was a Public Affairs Specialist at Time Warner Cable from (2006-11). In 1999, she won a Golden Mic, and an Associated Press Award in 1997.[3]


Kelly started her career at KSBR 88.5 FM in 1996. Kelly served Orange County NewsChannel as a Senior Assignment Editor for two years. Later in 2001, she joined Adelphia Communications as the Community Relations Manager and the host of Prime Story.[4][5] In 2006, she was appointed as a Public Affairs Specialist at Time Warner Cable.[6] Notably, she was a co-host for KSBR 88.5FM Radio's Breakfast with Gary and Kelly, from 2006 to 2019 where she has interviewed several celebrities and musicians including Linda Evans, Debbie Reynolds, Bobby Caldwell, Al Jarreau.[7][8] In 2010, she was named Society Editor for Orange County Newspapers.

In 2009, she founded Bennett Unlimited PR, a Public Relations firm based in Laguna Niguel, California.[9][10]


In 2008, she formed a non profit called Parents for Aliso Niguel - PFAN. The PFAN, organized a Taste of Aliso Niguel, which was the largest fundraiser for Aliso Niguel High School.[11][12]

Notable institutional positions[edit]

  • Public Affairs Specialist at Time Warner Cable[11]
  • Senior Assignment Editor at Orange County NewsChannel[13][14]
  • Community Affairs Manager at Adelphia Communications[15]


  • Golden Mic Award
  • Associated Press Award
  • California Governor and First Lady’s Service Award[16]


  1. "The Lure of Wichita - Voice of San Diego". Voice of San Diego. 26 September 2007. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. "MOMS Orange County Celebrates 25 Years and Raises Over $63000" (PDF). Moms Orange County. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  3. "Kelly Bennett Joins Saddleback College Division - Aliso Laguna News". Aliso Laguna News. 16 September 2013. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  4. Orange Coast Magazine. Emmis Communications. 2006. Retrieved 27 October 2018. Search this book on Logo.png
  5. "Adelphia cable, adelphia cable buffalo, adelphia cable line up".[permanent dead link]
  6. "Students, Eagle Scouts honored". Orange County Register. 16 June 2010. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  7. "Gary and Kelly morning show offers mix of jazz, silliness". Orange County Register. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  8. "Actress Debbie Reynolds dazzles in Mission Viejo". Orange County Register. 18 January 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  9. "Bennett Unlimited PR - Laguna Niguel, CA". Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  10. "TEAM Bennett Unlimited PR". Bennett Unlimited. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Urgent request from the Taste of Aliso Niguel 2013 committee for 20 volunteers!!! - Aliso Laguna News". Aliso Laguna News. 26 April 2013. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  12. "MORE RESTAURANTS ADDED FOR "TASTE FOR ALISO NIGUEL" - Aliso Laguna News". Aliso Laguna News. 24 September 2009. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  13. "Third Annual Summer Media Mixer Makes a Splash in the OC - OC PRSA". OC PRSA. 4 August 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2018.
  14. Communications, Emmis (2001). Orange Coast Magazine. Emmis Communications. Retrieved 2 November 2018. Search this book on Logo.png
  15. Great chefs think alike. Emmis Communications. Retrieved 27 October 2018. Search this book on Logo.png
  16. "Ms. America Pageant". Retrieved 2 November 2018.

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