BS, Broadcasting, 1989
Kelly Heidbreder is a 15-year news veteran who currently is the morning anchor for Toledo’s NBC 24 affiliate WNWO. She is a meteorologist, and has filled that role on air at NBC 24 since 2007.
She began her broadcast career as a producer at WTVG in Toledo. She then moved to Bangor, Maine as a reporter for WVII - ABC. While in Maine she created and hosted a weekly home and garden show, Get Growing, featuring viewers and their gardens in the region. She then spent five years reporting, and anchoring the news and weather at WPTA in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She had the opportunity to cover politics at the State Capital in Indianapolis, and President George W. Bush on his visit to South Bend. She chased tornadoes across north-central Indiana during her stint with WPTA. She also served as a reporter/anchor at WTOL - CBS affiliate in Toledo. In addition to her broadcast career, Kelly was the general manager and co-owner of The Blissfield Advance weekly newspaper, which was sold in the mid 1990s. She also currently writes a garden column for the Toledo Blade, which she has penned as a weekly feature since 1998.