Keely Chalmers is a reporter at KGW in Portland, Oregon, specializing in environmental reporting.
She joined KGW in the summer of 2003. Passionate about the outdoors, its wildlife and all that impacts them, Keely says reporting on environmental stories here in the Pacific Northwest is the perfect fit.
Keely has earned numerous awards for her work including a Northwest Regional Emmy in 2011. Throughout her career, she has been nominated for multiple regional Emmy awards. In 2003, she was named Reporter of the Year by the New Mexico Broadcasters Association.
Keely received her Certificate of Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University. She started her broadcast career as a weather anchor for KGWC in Casper, Wyoming where says the station's tools were so low tech that the weather graphics were on videotape.
Prior to coming to KGW Keely worked as a reporter at KOAT in Albuquerque. Before that, she was an anchor and reporter at KSFY in Sioux Falls, SD and KGWC in Casper, WY.
A native of Denver, Keely received her B.A. in English from the University of California at Santa Barbara, where she was also an All-American in lacrosse.
When not working, Keely enjoys skiing, hiking and spending time with her family.