Kelly Collis has a dry sense of humor and living her best life being a single mom of two. She got her big break in morning radio when one of her good friends, Tommy McFly, asked her if she wanted to host a morning show with him. Never having experience on the radio and searching for the next chapter of her life after her divorce, she agreed.
Prior to her big radio break, Kelly had been working in the D.C. area for more than 17 years. She founded CityShopGirl, a subscription email publication, delivering updates on lifestyle in the D.C. area. Her byline appears in many area publications, and she is frequently on TV commenting on trends in fashion, shopping and dining. In 2011 and 2012, she was named the “top influencer” on Twitter by The Washington Post.
Kelly worked as director of marketing for National Jean Company, a nationwide women’s retailer. Kelly was also a partner at DBC Public Relations for five years where she counseled both private and public companies in the consumer and media sectors. She graduated with a BA in economics from Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and returned to D.C. to work on Capitol Hill for members of Congress.
Born at Walter Reed Hospital and raised in D.C., Kelly is a daughter of an Army doctor and a flight attendant. She loves spending time with her kids, following Washington sports teams, especially the Nationals, finding great brunch spots, sweaty yoga, following trends in online dating and lazy days at the beach.
Today’s contestant won $100, listen to Colleen and Kelly’s trivia competition.
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See if you could have beat the trivia queen this morning and answer these entertainment questions.
This director won’t take on any more movies and whose bodyguard stole a $10,000 camera?
She finally arrived after almost six weeks of waiting. Our little Havanese puppy came home this week.
Think you have what it takes to beat Kelly? Try to take out the champ at 7:10 a.m. Here are today’s questions.
No stranger to making viral videos, this family-of-four’s new video is a perfect look at the timeline of a snow day. Aptly titled “#SnOMG,” Penn and his wife Kim layer on the snow pants and film their day, complete with snowball fights, sledding and lots of wine.
This Can’t Beat Kelly is full of love with our Valentine’s Edition.
Chances are you’re snowed in today. Unless you’re one of the brave men and women who work as a first responder, you’ll be stuck at home all day long. But 12 hours of cabin fever can get pretty crazy if you have kids.
Every day, the best trivia contenders take on Kelly Collis, our resident trivia master for exciting rounds of Can’t Beat Kelly. Win or lose, our listeners always take home a prize and this week, we’re getting you into the Capital Home & Garden show. If you can beat Kelly, we’ll add an extra $100 on top of that to make your morning brighter.