Kelly Lange

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Kelly Lange’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Kelly Lange

Eye Color


Place Of Birth

New York City, USA


84 years old

Birth Date

December 13, 1937

Star Sign


Kelly Lange Facts

Child Star?



American Journalist

Education & Qualifications

Merrimack College

Net Worth

$1.5 million

Current Partner

William Friedkin, Alex D'Andrea


1.7m (5'4"")



Chinese Year

Year of the Ox

Annual Earnings

$400 thousand+ per year

About Kelly Lange 

Kelly Lange was born on December 14, 1937, in Boston.

Kelly Lange was named Dorothy Scafard at the time of birth. She is a popular journalist and news anchor known for her NBC talk show.

NBC News refers to Lange as the first lady to host a nightly newscast on NBC's Los Angeles station. According to TV Guide, Lange was the first local newscaster to be paid $1 million per annum. She is a Shakespeare major. She has been a news anchor in Los Angeles for a long time and is even a veteran radio and TV news reporter. Lange is the most popular mystery novel author.

Kelly Lange Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Kelly Lange's net worth?

Kelly Lange has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million as of June 2022.

How much does Kelly Lange earn per year?

Kelly Lange earns an approximate amount of $400000 annually.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Kelly Lange?

Kelly Lange is 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) tall at the age of 84 as of June 2022.

How old is Kelly Lange?

Born on December 14, 1937, Kelly Lange is 84 years old as of June 2022.

Childhood And Education

Kelly Lange was born on December 14, 1937, in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. She was born Dorothy Scafard. Kelly did her graduation from Merrimack College, located in North Andover.

Kelly wanted to pursue a certificate course for becoming a school teacher, so she left for the West Coast during the mid-'60s. But later, she happened to have a great career in journalism.

Kelly Lange used to do modeling in her beginning days, and in 1967, she came across an audition queue at Buena Park for two positions as Ladybirds on KABC radio. The two lucky girls to be selected would be the first female weather reporters who will patrol in helicopters in that area.

Kelly Lange and Lori Ross, a film studio secretary, got selected. While she was selected for the morning segment named 'Dawn O'Day', Lori was selected for the afternoon segment 'Eve O'Day'. Lange's morning segment will be from six a.m. to nine a.m.

Lange's news reporting career began in such a way. She used to spot news and report traffic for KABC. Later Lange joined KNBC in 1971.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who are KellyLange'ss parents?

Kelly Lange was born on December 14, 1937, in Boston, Massachusetts, to her parents, Judy Lang and Keith R. Wegeman.

Who is KellyLange'ss partner?

Kelly Lange has been married twice. She first married Byron Snyder in 1960 and divorced him after a few years. They had a daughter together named Kelly Snyder. Later she got married to the film director William Friedkin in 1987. Kelly met William Friedkin on the set of their movie 'Deal of the Centur' in 1983. The couple lived together happily until they got separated in 1990.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Lange is popularly known as a journalist and news reporter.

Lange started her career as a morning traffic reporter for the show 'DawnO'Day' on KABC-AM 790 radio station.

Lange appeared as a weather reporter for KBNBC's weeknight newscasts in 1971 and later started appearing on KNBC's weekly features program on Sundays. Lange co-hosted the show with Ralph Story, Paul Moyer, and Tom Snyder.

Lange was promoted to a news anchor in 1976. Then she started anchoring and co-anchoring several weeknight news programs on KNBC along with Jack Perkins, John Beard, John Schubeck, Moyer, Jess Marlow, Keith Morrison, and Chuck Henry.

Kelly Lange co-hosted the 'Tournament of Roses Parad', network coverage of NBC, along with Michael Landon. She was the regular host of 'Tomorrow' along with her former colleague Tom Snyder. She is a regular guest host of the 'Toda' show.

Kelly Lange hosted the Portland Rose Festival's Grand Floral Parade. Lange has won many Emmy awards for hosting the primetime network broadcast ceremony.

Kelly Lange started writing mysteries and fictional stories while working as a news presenter. She chose to write to get some relief from insomnia due to her work on the 11 pm broadcast. Lange left broadcast and started being a full-time mystery novelist after working on a talk show, 'Women 2 Women', along with Ann Martin for two years.

Kelly Lange has written many mystery fiction books like 'Graveyard Shift', 'The Reporter', 'Gossip' and 'Dead File'.

NBC News referred to Kelly as the first woman to host nightly news broadcasts on NBC's station in Los Angeles. According to TV Guide, she was the first local newscaster who got paid $1 million per annum.

What awards has Kelly Lange won?

The Radio and Television News Association of Southern California awarded Kelly Lange the Golden Mike's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2010.

Other Interesting Kelly Lange Facts And Trivia

  • Kelly Lange co-hosted the 'Tournament of Roses Parade' along with Michael Landon.
  • She worked as a West Coast anchor for MSNBC.
  • KellyLange's nationality is American.
  • His zodiac sign is Saggitarius.

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