Kerry Kavanaugh

Kerry Kavanaugh joined Channel 2 Action News in September 2010. She started with an early 2 a.m. wake up call on Channel 2 Action News This Morning.

In March 2011, Kerry was promoted to take over the station's Gwinnett County bureau. In Octorber 2013, Kerry moved out of the Gwinnett Bureau to be become a general assignment reporter. You can find Kerry's stories on Channel 2 Action News at 4, 5, and 6 in the afternoon.

Before coming to Channel 2, Kerry was a reporter and anchor at the ABC affiliate in Tampa, Florida. In Tampa Bay, she covered Florida politics and consumer issues. In 2009, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded her first place for consumer reporting in Florida.

Kerry also spent two years at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. In Iowa, Kerry covered everything from tornadoes to the immigration debate. In 2007, she traveled to Villachuato, Mexico to reconnect with undocumented immigrant workers after their meat packing plant was raided and they were deported.

The Associated Press of Iowa and the Iowa Broadcast News Association honored her series of stories with first place documentary awards. She was also part of the team which earned WHO-TV an Emmy for Best Newscast.

Kerry got her start in TV out west in Bozeman, Montana. She was a one-woman show: shooting, writing and editing all of her own stories.

She is a native of Boston, Massachusetts and attended Boston College. Let’s go Eagles!

She loves her Boston sports teams, but cheers on the  Atlanta teams too.

Kerry is fluent in Spanish. She loves traveling and trying new restaurants, so pass along your suggestions.

She lives in Gwinnett County with her husband, Jason, and their dog, Jerry Springer Spaniel, and their cat, Nomar.

Latest from Kerry Kavanaugh

Officers under fire for alleged unlawful strip searches, arrests

Allegations of unlawful public strip searches and bogus arrests by officers from the Forest Park Police Department are now detailed in a lawsuit against the department and the city. The lawsuit alleges the department's specialized VIPER unit violated the Fourth Amendment rights of several people without probable cause to search ...

DDS adds new kiosks to shorten wait times

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is testing out new technology designed to cut down your wait time. New check-in kiosks have been added at the department’s locations in Conyers, Forest Park, Gainesville and Sandy Springs. Many people are used to seeing a familiar scene when they enter the DDS. ...

College student lands in jail for not having Ga. license

A local college student says she was pulled over for speeding and landed in jail. "I didn't know what was happening. Like I said, I had never been in trouble before,” said Ariel Delegol, a junior at Clark Atlanta University. "He (the officer) said that me having a Michigan license ...

Family shocked after blood clot takes teen’s life

The family of a Coweta County teenager says they never expected her broken ankle would lead to a fatal blood clot.  Kelly Paige Gann was just 16-years-old.  "She never had a life. She just started hers," said Gann’s sister, Michelle Jerard.  Jerard said the death of her teenaged sister was ...

Army of volunteers help feed homeless Thanksgiving dinner

An annual tradition in Gwinnett County continues to grow every year, feeding hundreds of families.   An army of volunteers makes the Thanksgiving feed possible and organizers say the need is great.   "Jimmy Carter, Beaver Ruin, Indian Trail, Pleasant Hill, you're going to find approximately 2,000 to 3,000 homeless ...

Gwinnett church feeds thousands of families

An annual tradition in Gwinnett County that feeds hundreds of families continues to grow. An army of volunteers makes the Thanksgiving feed possible and organizers say the need is great. "Jimmy Carter, Beaver Ruin, Indian Trail, Pleasant Hill, you're going to find approximately two to three thousand homeless people in ...

Family seeking refuge from abusive father facing deportation

A mother says she brought her child to the United States to escape his abusive father in Guatemala, but a local immigration judge has ordered the child be sent back. Marietta Gonzalez Cifuentes told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh her husband would often come home looking for a fight and she’d ...

Immigrant kids facing deportation wait to learn fate

Some of the children who crossed the United States border with Mexico alone are now learning if they will be granted a stay or if they have to go. Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh spoke to one mother who says a judge issued her 11-year-old daughter a voluntary deportation order. Roselvi ...

Parents, children wait hours in bitter cold for security screening

Families, many with young children, waited in line in the frigid cold Tuesday morning for nearly two hours to reach the security screening checkpoint of Atlanta’s Federal Immigration courthouse on Spring Street.      One local immigration attorney said it was shameful.        "The speed at which security moves is ...

Ch. 2 investigates court decision to return kids to parents charged with felony murder

Channel 2 Action News is investigating a court’s decision to return two children to their parents, both of whom are accused of killing their infant son.   Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh began looking into this decision after she received a call from the children’s legal guardian, Camisha Watts.   Watts ...