• Kelly Berning is a television personality, host, editor and reality television series contestant
• She is primarily recognized for her work on the TMZ tabloid news website
• She joined TMZ in 2009 and worked as an editor and host of TMZ shows “Beyond Twisted” and “TMZ on TV”
• She became a contestant on the 27th installment of the CBS game show “The Amazing Race”
• Her net worth is estimated to be over $500,000

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Who is Kelly Berning from TMZ?

Kelly Elizabeth Berning was born on 14th October 1977, in Independence, Kentucky USA, so is now 41 years-old and a television personality, host, editor and reality television series contestant, primarily recognized for her work on the TMZ tabloid news website. She became famous as an editor and host of TMZ shows “Beyond Twisted” and “TMZ on TV”, and was also a contestant in the 27th installment of the CBS game show “The Amazing Race”.

Kelly Berning Wiki Bio: Early Life, Family, Education

Unfortunately, there is little information regarding Kelly Berning’s life prior to her rise to fame on TMZ. The names of her parents are unknown to the public, however we do know that her father was a US army war veteran who served in Vietnam. There is also no information regarding Kelly’s education, but she has described herself as a loud, funny and high energy person who was always looking for challenges from an early age..

Work at TMZ

Unfortunately, there is no information on Kelly Berning’s work experience prior to joining TMZ, a tabloid news website that was launched in 2005. In 2007 its companion television series called “TMZ on TV” was aired. Similarly to the website, the television show features news stories with heavy emphasis on gossip on the personal lives of various celebrities. Berning joined the show in 2009, when she was 32 years-old at the time and this was her first experience in both the show and news business. During her time on the show, it was broadcast in two formats; one was a half-hour long weekday edition and the other one was a one-hour long weekend edition.

Kelly Berning

The weekend show was composed of select stories already featured in one of the weekday editions from the week. Berning hosted and narrated the half-hour shows, and was also included in the editing of the stories. Besides “TMZ on TV”, Berning also worked as an editor for the show “Beyond Twisted”, which featured off-beat video clips from around the world, with commentary from the show’s hosts and various special guests. She remained with “TMZ on TV” until 2014, and her work made Berning famous around the US.

“The Amazing Race”

In 2015 Berning was a contestant in the 27th season of the highly popular reality television show “The Amazing Race”. The reality game show follows teams of two people in a race around the world, who compete against each other while facing various challenges on the road. Their goal at each round is to arrive first at the so-called “pit stops” in order to win prizes, and avoid possible elimination or disadvantages in the next round. The grand prize for the winner of the final round is $1 million. The 27th season featured 11 teams; filming began on 22nd June 2015 at the starting line in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, open to the public, and the first episode of the series was broadcast on 25th September 2015 on CBS.

Berning competed alongside her friend and TMZ co-worker Shevonne Sullivan, who worked as a post-production supervisor at the time. Unfortunately, Berning and Sullivan were the first team to be eliminated from the competition, finishing last in the first round which saw them traveling from the US to Brazil; still, the TMZ co-workers stated that it was a great experience for both of them. The winners of the season were also two co-workers from a TV station, namely Kelsey Gerckens and Joey Buttitta who were reporters at KEYT-TV at the time.

Personal Life

Kelly Berning married her longtime boyfriend Chris Reed in August 2017, in the famous Houdini Mansion of the Houdini Estate in Los Angeles. The couple has a son together named Jack Douglas Reed, born in August 2018; Chris Reed has two older sons from his previous marriage. There is no information regarding his occupation. The family currently resides in Los Angeles. In her private time Kelly enjoys cooking and spending time with her family. She also mentioned computers and watching news as her favorite pastime activities.

Net Worth

According to estimations by authoritative sources, Kelly Berning has a net worth of over $500,000, amassed through her career as a television personality, editor and host of several popular television shows.

Social Media

Kelly Berning’s official Instagram account boasts nearly 4500 followers. She also owns a Twitter account with nearly 7000 followers and a Facebook profile as well.

Appearance and Physical Characteristics

Regarding her appearance, Kelly Berning has a medium-length blond hair and blue eyes. She is 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall, weighs around 119lbs (54kgs), and has a fit physique.


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