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

Local runner: Boston Marathon has taken on new meaning

Runners from across Georgia are returning to Boston this weekend to run a marathon that has taken on a new meaning. Among them, a Hall County runner and her husband who was at the finish line last year when two bombs went off. "This isn't about me. This is about ...

Uber driver targeted in armed carjacking

Atlanta police are looking for a robbing crew that may be responsible two robberies and a carjacking along Huff Road in Northwest Atlanta.   "It just looks like it's a crime of opportunity," Lt. Roy Woody told Channel 2 Action News.   The latest targeted a driver for the company ...

Atlanta police looking for man who robbed elderly woman's home, then returned

Atlanta police are looking for a man who broke into an elderly woman's house while she was home alone and asleep. Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh was live in Southeast Atlanta where police are investigating to see whether the man later returned and threatened the woman with a gun. The woman ...

Former campus police officers claim retaliation after filing complaint against GGC

Two former campus police officers at Georgia Gwinnett College claimed they suffered retaliation after they filed a discrimination complaint against the school.   The state dismissed their complaint.   But, their attorney believes the bigger issue now is how the officers were allegedly treated after filing that complaint. One of ...

School board candidate talks about arrest record

A candidate for the DeKalb County School Board is responding to critics who are making an issue of his past.           Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh obtained Bridgemon Bolger's arrest record after receiving a tip.  Kavanaugh found several arrests but only one misdemeanor conviction which is nearly 10 years old.  Bolger invited ...

A technical error at Georgia’s Secretary of State's office inadvertently lapsed the licenses of more than 700 nurses.

Technical error lapses licenses for more than 700 nurses

A technical error at Georgia’s Secretary of State's office inadvertently lapsed the licenses of more than 700 nurses.             This as a push comes to reduce some of the oversight the Secretary of State's Office over various licenses.   "When you change the status of someone's license, you have to tell ...

"This is the kind of thing that would impact every single Georgian. It violates law and it's completely unnecessary,” said Helen Ho of the Asian American Legal Advocacy Center.

'English-only' resolution for drivers angers critics

Critics of a so-called "English-only resolution" working its way through the Georgia Senate, say it will deny thousands of Georgians their rights. The proposal would, among other things, mandate the state offer drivers' license written exams only in English. "All official documents would be in English as well as they ...

Union: Workers rights being violated on National Center for Civil and Human Rights project

A local union believes workers’ rights are being violated at the construction site of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.   Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh spoke to one worker who says it took complaining to the union to get his overtime pay.             This construction worker told Kavanaugh ...

Police: Man arrested after falsely selling sneakers over Facebook

Police have arrested a man who they say pretended to sell sneakers only to rob his potential customer.   Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh talked to the victim who said he thought he was being safe meeting in a public place.   "I would have never of thought it would have ...

Remnants of the ice storm are lingering on roads. The result is a lot of dirt and dust.

Remnants of ice storm leaving dust, debris across Atlanta

Nearly a week after an ice storm hit Georgia, clouds of dust are coating neighborhoods across Atlanta.   Remnants of the ice storm are lingering on roads. The result is a lot of dirt and dust.   But the city of Atlanta Public Works Department says the cleanup has begun ...

 
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