A Closer Look At Kelly Frey of WTAE and Her Struggles With Breast Cancer

The American news anchor Kelly Frey is a popular face in the broadcasting sphere. She is best known for her appearance in Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 This Morning and for her breast cancer awareness which earned her an award as the 2017 Pittsburgher of the Year. Kelly received the prestigious award for her role in educating viewers during her fight against breast cancer.

For her years of experience and her contributions in the broadcasting firm, Kelly has earned many more awards including the 2018 Gracie Award which she received from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. Kelly is no ordinary person, she is a star and in fact an inspiration to many who are victims of the malignancy. Here are facts you would like to know about Kelly Frey- her family and career.

Who Is Kelly Frey of WTAE?

As aforementioned, Kelly is an American news anchor for WTAE, an ABC-affiliated television station. She is a native of West Chester, Pennsylvania, and was born in 1974. She was a student of Downingtown High School before she graduated and transferred to the University of Pittsburgh.

Kelly launched into the broadcasting arena as a reporter for a local cable television program called Hometown News which is located in Monroe, Los Angeles. At that time, she was anchoring morning shows on KTVE in El Dorado, Arkansas, and KTBS in Shreveport, Los Angeles before she returned to western Pennsylvania.

Having garnered some experience, she joined the WTAE in 2000 and it is with the ABC-affiliated television station that she made most of her career successes until she discovered a major change in her body.

Her Struggles With Breast Cancer

While many will sit back and sulk at the discovery of a deadly disease such as breast cancer, Kelly Frey chose not to be badly affected by it. Instead, she saw it as a channel through which she could reach out to others in her condition.

Kelly discovered she had a lump in her right breast on January 21, 2017, while preparing for bed at night. After examining herself properly, she decided not to keep it to herself. First, she alerted her husband, Jason Luhn then a few months later she went public about it, using her personal experience to teach people how to deal with cancer. As expected, her on-air announcement about her diagnosis received thousands of comments on social media with many sending in their support and best wishes. While undergoing chemo treatment which led to her hair falling off, Kelly went as far as documenting her hair-shaving processes on Facebook Live. This earned her overwhelming support from the media.

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After many treatments along with support from her friends, family, and fans, Kelly Frey of WTAE was able to overcome in her battle with cancer. Her bravery in going public about her health condition and how she engaged the public through the ordeal earned her the 2017 Pittsburgher of the Year Award. She was also featured on Pittsburgh Magazine’s cover for January 2018.

Meet Her Kids

Kelly Frey husband and kids
Kelly Frey, husband and kids

Kelly Frey is married to Jason Luhn, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Air National Guard who works at Pittsburgh International Airport as a tanker pilot. The couple is blessed with two children – a daughter named Marena and a son named Bennett.

Her son Bennett was born in 2009 with a brain malformation called Dandy-Walker Syndrome and Epilepsy. Although this disease is unique to newborns diagnosed with it, Bennett’s own case is a little different because he was born with no cerebellum and this affected his fine motor skills to a great extent. Doctors even expected he would barely survive the disease but immediately after his birth, he had brain surgery to better his chances of survival. The Luhns went as far as photographing the surgery process which Kelly shared with her friends on a page she launched called Building For Bennett. She shares her experience while raising her son on the page.

Contrary to the doctors’ expectations, Bennett appears to be getting stronger since he underwent surgery. The Luhns currently live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Her Salary and Net Worth

Following her long years of experience in the broadcasting sphere, particularly with the WTAE which she joined in 2000, there is no doubt that Kelly Frey has accumulated a lot for herself. The TV personality is yet to reveal her earnings but according to paysa.com, employees like her in the WTAE in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, receive an annual pay between $44,362 to $92,000. Her net worth should also be running in millions even though it has not been pegged to a particular figure.

Chika Udeh
Chika Udeh
Chika holds a B.A in English language/History and has over 5 years experience in content development and journalism. She loves playing with writing, wordsmiths, and storytelling in all its forms, and when she is not writing about famous people and events that matter, she is probably listening or dancing to some cool jams.

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