Kelly Brooks

Kelly Brooks, 25, is an online journalism graduate student at the University of Maryland. During the 2008-'09 academic year, she designed programs for Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Her past is somewhat nomadic: She has lived in California, Michigan, New Jersey and Tennessee, and earned a bachelor of arts in telecommunication arts from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Following graduation, she wrote for two newspapers in metro Atlanta. Her background in both print journalism and multimedia has fostered her passion for disseminating news to the public in compelling, creative ways. She looks forward to applying this to News21. Some of her other interests include indie music, film, running and spicy food. She can be reached at