Chris Kelley

Public Relations Principal & Chief Videographer

Chris Kelley has more than 35 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, 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 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 the website for KERA-TV and Radio, Living with the Trinity. Additionally, Chris is a contributing author for Demographics: A Guide to Methods and Data Sources for Media, Business, and Government, the co-author of two memoirs, and ghost-writer for two other memoirs.

A graduate of Texas Christian University, Chris is a member of the Associated Press Media Editors, and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.


My Strengths

From Gallup CliftonStrengths

1. Input
2. Connectedness
3. Activator
4. Intellection
5. Restorative


What Drives Me Crazy

False equivalencies in press reports really make me crazy.


What I Love

Oxford Comma

I am a mid-career convert to the Oxford comma (it's the right thing to do).


A Fun Fact About Me

A few of my favorite things

I LOVE Turner Classic Movies (TCM), notably film noir, and reruns of CBSRMT (CBS Radio Mystery Theater).