Kellie Connolly (formerly Sloane) presents Qantas in-flight news and in early January commenced as TODAY's news anchor.
Born and educated in South Australia, Connolly began her media career at ABC Radio in 1991 as a weekend news reporter and producer, working on AM, The World Today and PM.
In 1993, she joined Channel Ten Adelaide where she was a general news and political reporter and presenter for Eyewitness News.
During this time Connolly worked on the road reporting and presenting a wide variety of news and current affairs, including state and national politics.
In October 1995, she joined ABC TV as weekend news presenter and reporter. She was also fill-in host for the ABC’s Stateline and The Footy Show and occasionally hosted ABC metropolitan radio breakfast and drive-time programs.
In January 1997 Connolly joined the Nine Network's Money program, reporting alongside top Australian financial consultant Paul Clitheroe and fellow reporter Kim Watkins.
From December 1997 to January 1998, she reported for A Current Affair – Summer Edition and was based in the Melbourne bureau.
When she returned to Sydney, Connolly was offered a position with A Current Affair – Summer Edition alongside her work with Money and she spent several years juggling her reporting duties for both programs.
She has a young son Thomas with husband Adam, and during her spare time she enjoys reading, scuba diving, cooking, bushwalking and travelling.