News Anchor and Outdoor Lover
Kellie MacMullan anchors the Emmy-award winning 7pm News weeknights on KWGN-TV. Kellie is a Colorado native who is thrilled to be working in Denver. She grew up in Arvada and earned degrees in Journalism/Mass Communication and Business Administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Prior to joining KWGN, Kellie worked at KJCT in Grand Junction, where she was awarded best newscast from the Colorado Broadcasters Association for her work as the co-anchor of Western Colorado's only live morning newscast. She most recently worked as the morning co-anchor at KRDO in Colorado Springs where she also reported on the midday news program.
In her broadcast career, Kellie has won numerous awards, including three prestigious Gracie Allen awards presented by American Women in Radio and Television, two individual regional Edward R. Murrow awards, as well as honors from the Colorado Associated Press and the Colorado Broadcasters Association.
Kellie is committed to helping find a cure for breast cancer. She has served as honorary co-chair of the Colorado Springs chapter of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization and she continues to be active in efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer.
Kellie enjoys writing, hiking, skiing and learning how to play golf. She especially enjoys taking her basset hound Annabelle to visit kids at The Children's Hospital.
Q and A
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How long have you been playing/participating in your sport?
I’ve been “Extreme Kellie” for about a year now.
What is your earliest memory of your sport? And, what is your best memory?
I can remember wanting to ice climb, scuba dive, dog sled, even fly an airplane since I was a kid. Now that I’m an anchor in Denver, I have the opportunity to check off my entire bucket list for a living! Since I started shooting my weekly series “Extreme Kellie” for the CW/Fox affiliate the summer of 2009, my favorite memory is bailing out of an airplane, skydiving at 10,000 feet. It was the scariest moment in my life, but the adrenaline and the feeling of accomplishment got me hooked… I’ve been trying every extreme sport out there since.
What is your favorite place to play/participate in your sport?
So far, my favorite place to shoot “Extreme Kellie” is any place high above the ground. Whether it’s jumping off the side of a Colorado mountain paragliding, rock climbing up a technical formation, or learning how to fly a bi-plane over San Diego, my biggest thrill is seeing the world from a point of view not many people get the opportunity to see.
What are some of your favorite things to do outside of your sport?
I love traveling, learning to play golf, working out and playing with my dog Annabelle. The best thing about having a basset hound… if you feel like going out for a run or just laying around in bed all day, she’ll be there.
What is your favorite thing about Vitalyte?
The instant gratification.
What is your favorite flavor of Vitalyte?
Orange. It reminds me of being a kid again.
What is playing in your iPod right now?
The band Phoenix.
What kind of music do you listen to while training?
The weirdest mix… anything from U2 to Lady Gaga, The Killers to Jack Johnson and a lot of techno in between. Any music that gets me going and pumps me up for a good work out.
What is your training regimen and any advice for those out there to help improve their game?
My best ideas for extreme stories usually come from being with friends at a bar. So, I guess my training regimen is a bottle of red wine and expensive cheese. I’d highly recommend that to anyone about to risk their life for a story.
What is your favorite quote?
“Nothing is worth getting unless it’s a total pain in the ass.”
What is your favorite movie?
Shawshank Redemption (and The Hangover, but the first one sounds smarter)
If you could meet anyone who would it be and why?
Diane Sawyer. I’d love to find out what she thought her path in life would be, compared to how it really turned out. I’d have to ask her how much sleep she’s operating on and what’s it really like going head to head with Katie Couric on the evening news.