Kelly Bates joined Storm Team 10 in August 2004, forecasting weather for NBC 10 News.
A 2004 and 2005 Emmy nominee, Kelly began her television career at WJAR as a college intern more than 15 years ago.
In 1996, Kelly began her professional career at WMUR in Manchester, New Hampshire. She served as the weekend morning meteorologist and science editor for four years.
From there, Kelly went to Atlanta to work for a private weather company, providing forecasts and graphics for a cable television station in the Netherlands.
More recently, Kelly spent four years at WLNE in Providence before coming back to NBC 10.
Kelly is a North Attleborough native as well as a Bishop Feehan High School and Lyndon State College graduate.
Kelly is a proud holder of the National Weather Association Seal of Approval for Broadcast Meteorologists, an honor she has maintained since 1998. She also holds the American Meteorological Society Seal of Approval for Television.
Kelly was voted by the readers of Rhode Island Monthly magazine as the best female meteorologist in Rhode Island for 2013.