Mentor- Metro Detroit

Kelly Miner

Office of Public Information with The Detroit Police Department

Kelly Miner is The Director of Media Relations for the Office of Public Information with The Detroit Police Department.

Prior to working for DPD, Kelly worked as an Assignment Desk Editor with Fox 2 News Detroit.
Her previous work includes: FOX Toledo News as a Freelance News Reporter & Photojournalist.

Before joining FOX Toledo News in Ohio. Kelly worked as News Writer for WXYZ TV in her hometown. Kelly specializes in community and social issues that affect people from all walks of life.

From 1997-2004 Kelly worked as a General Assignment Reporter and Fill-In Anchor in Saginaw/Flint, Michigan. From 1994-1997 Kelly worked as a General Assignment Reporter/Health Anchor/Reporter and Public Affairs Co-Anchor in Lansing, Michigan.

Before working in Lansing, Kelly interned in Louisville Kentucky at WAVE-TV 3. Prior to moving to Kentucky, Kelly served as a WWMT-TV 3 intern in Kalamazoo, Michigan and then was hired as a Production Assistant.

Kelly was raised in both Detroit and Southfield. Kelly hosted her first Southfield Cable TV Show at the age of 15. During Kelly’s undergraduate college years she managed to have 10 internships in the following states: Michigan, Minnesota and Virginia.

Kelly has received numerous awards for her work and community service, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University in Telecommunications and Film. She is a 1998 graduate of the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kelly earned a Masters of Arts Degree from Saginaw Valley State University Leadership in Public Administration. With the graduate degree Kelly was able to start a Mentoring TV Consulting Business for aspiring journalists.

Kelly is an active member with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Since 1992, she’s been a member with The National Association of Black Journalists.

Kelly also received The 2013 Mentor of the Year Award from the Rhonda Walker Foundation.