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Longtime Detroit Newsman John Kelly Dies At Age 88

DETROIT (WWJ) — A long-time fixture of Detroit television, John Kelly, has died at age 88.

Kelly, who got into broadcasting after serving as a radioman in the U.S. Navy, was first hired in Detroit by WJBK in 1965.

Kelly eventually moved to WXYZ. The newsman co-hosted the famed morning show “Kelly and Company” with his wife Marilyn Turner.

Kelly is survived by his wife, two brothers, and his three kids and six grandchildren.


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