Chris Kelley has more than 30 years’ experience in the journalism, interactive/video content and strategic communications fields. He is a passionate advocate for clients, working with them to develop influential content in all media formats (print, video, web and social media) that inspires targeted audiences to action.
Chris is an expert in media relations and crisis communications, having worked 27 years for Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corp., where he served as editor of DallasNews.com, website of The Dallas Morning News, and as a news reporter for 18 years. As a reporter, he covered every major beat in Dallas—from transportation and education to urban affairs and crime. Over the years, Chris has received numerous awards for his articles and series on topics such as social justice, flood dangers and preservation efforts.
He developed the second-most successful subscription-based newspaper website in the country, CowboysPlus.com, devoted to the NFL Dallas Cowboys; served as executive producer of the DVD, JFK: Story Behind the Story, on the 40th anniversary of the JFK assassination; executive produced Tragedy Over Texas: The Columbia Shuttle Disaster; and produced several editions of the State Fair of Texas Cookbook. Additionally, Chris is a contributing author for Demographics: A Guide to Methods and Data Sources for Media, Business, and Government and ghost-writer for two memoirs.
A graduate of Texas Christian University, Chris is a member of the Associated Press Managing Editors, Religion Communicators Council, The Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and the Writers Guild of Texas.