Kelly Anne Beile returns to Baton Rouge as a news anchor for our NBC and FOX affiliate stations. Within months of her return, Beile played an integral role in WVLA’s team coverage of the gubernatorial race which ultimately garnered a first place award for a large market from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.
The LSU graduate joined our team in April 2019, after spending three years waking up with the community of El Paso, TX on KFOX-TV. While living along the U.S.-Mexico border, Beile specialized in breaking news and helped tell local stories about people living and working in the bi-national metropolitan area.
Beile was well known for creating the popular segment “Do My Job,” where she performed more than 65 jobs including dairy farmer, wildlife rehabilitator, commercial truck driver, waste collector and (one of her favorites) chile ristra maker. Beile also took people behind the scenes showcasing the meticulous work that leads up to your favorite events such as turf manager for AAA baseball, athletic director for a NCAA Division I sports program and carpenter for the yearly Thanksgiving parade.
Prior to working in El Paso, Kelly Anne co-hosted a weekly sports show on WKYT in Lexington, KY where she received her MBA from the University of Kentucky. She was also the main host for a statewide travel series, radio personality and even covered high school football play-by-play on occasion. She is a former Ms. Kentucky United States and recalls her favorite moment as walking the red carpet at the 2014 Kentucky Derby.
Kelly Anne moved to California after graduating from Louisiana State University. During her time on the west coast, she served as Miss Los Angeles County USA which provided appearance opportunities on various networks including CSPAN, ESPN and The Sports Network (Canada). She is also a reality show alumnus, having appeared on FOX and UPN (now The CW).
In her spare time, Kelly Anne plays ‘dog mom’ to a rescued Jack Russell/ Chihuahua named Pippa. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Baton Rouge and volunteers with the American Cancer Society as a ‘Road to Recovery’ driver. She recently decided to learn the game of golf, but says she continues to find it more relaxing playing a game of pool.
Beile says she’s elated to be back in a town with great pride in its college sports programs and where the politics are as spicy as the food.