Unsuccessful at achieving his childhood dream to become a super hero, Omar Kelly figured he'd do the next best thing and become a journalist who fights against injustice, and searches for truth. After being bored to death reporting news and covering politics, he switched to sports.
Born in Kingston, Jamaica and raised humbly in the heart of Miami-Dade County (Carol City) Kelly spent most of his childhood working in stadiums and arenas selling items and food to Dolphin, Marlins and Heat fans hoping that one day he'd be able to report for them.
While attending college at Florida A&M University pursing a degree in journalism, he lived up to his Jamaican roots, juggling numerous stringer jobs and internships to work his way through school. His journalism career started at the Miami Herald as a high school and college intern before moving onto the Boston Globe (where he interned twice, once in news and once in sports), Detroit Free Press, Palm Beach Post, and South Florida Sun-Sentinel, which eventually brought him home in 1999.
Kelly has since covered the Florida State Seminoles, Florida legislature, Miami Heat and the Miami Hurricanes. Assigned to the Dolphins in 2007, he is still fighting for justice and the truth. Ironically, he has learned they are just as elusive to find in sports as they are in politics.
Can you imagine Omar reporting about politics? LOL.
What superhero would Omar be?