Kelly Jo McDonnell

Title: Operations  Di rector
Phone: 763-233-0720 (direct line) - Ext: 120
Years in Industry: 20+
Personal Website:
Awards:  2012 OWAA John Madson Fellowship Grant winner; 2012/OWAA first place-Broadcast-Humor category; 2001/2002 Team Emmy winner – Best Magazine Show, Broadcast; Lorian Hemingway contest winner, short story category
Experience: Kelly Jo has over 25 years experience in the media industry. She began her career at KDWB/WDGY Radio in Mpls. (transplanting from Northwest Iowa) and joined Ron Schara Productions in 1996. Credits include producing Minnesota Bound/KARE-11 NBC; Backroads with Ron & Raven on FOX; managing all programming traffic; organizer for MN. State Fair and Lake Minnetonka Crappie Contest;  Manager of Ron Schara's personal schedule and speaking events.  She also is a regular contributing writer to Mpls. Star Tribune Travel section; MN. Parent Magazine, HerLife Magazine; current producer/writer of documentary project "My Last Breath". 

During her time off, you can find Kelly Jo attending son Hayden's sporting events; and kayaking, canoeing and traveling with her BF, Cy Dodson.