Magellan Awards

Colleen Kelly

Colleen Kelly

%image_alt%%image_alt% As a recognized travel expert, Colleen will deliver over 50 million impressions in 2015 through television, print, radio, and digital media.

  • Host of Family Travel with Colleen Kelly , National Public Television Series, airing in 90% U.S. on 365 channels and internationally in Europe and Asia with 16 all-new episodes in 2015
  • Featured on-air Travel Expert for live morning television and radio
  • Featured speaker, Travel & Adventure Show, the #1 travel show series in the U.S.
  • Partner with Carnival Cruise Lines to host their new family travel video series
  • Strategic partnership with Meredith Corp.’s national FamilyFun Magazine
  • Strategic partnership with Family Travel Association
  • Travel Expert for Satellite Media Tours
  • Full social media integration


Colleen Kelly is the host, co-creator and co-executive producer of the popular National Public Television series Family Travel with Colleen Kelly. As an Emmy-nominated executive producer, family travel expert, and engaging television personality, Colleen Kelly is sought-after for her expertise in the area of travel. She has been a featured speaker at high-profile travel industry events and has appeared in numerous radio and television broadcasts presenting the latest and greatest travel tips, products, services, and hotel/vacation deals for all types of travel including couples, families and multigenerational.

Highlights include:

  • Travel Expert, Chicago television newscasts including WGN-TV, NBC5, and WCIU-TV
  • Travel Influencer, World Travel & Tourism Council, 2015 global travel forum, Madrid, Spain (invitation-only event)
  • Presenter, Women’s Travel Fest, New York City
  • Presenter and Panel Expert, Public Relations Society of America Travel & Tourism Conference, Tampa
  • Presenter and Panel Expert, Travel and Tourism Panel – Cision, Chicago
  • Travel Expert, Walmart World Magazine feature article
  • Travel Expert, TMS Family Travel Summit, Phoenix (invitation-only event)
  • For a full list of Colleen in TV, Radio, Print and Digital, see Colleen In The News.

Colleen is also the co-creator, Emmy-nominated executive producer, and travel correspondent for NBC Chicago’s 24/7 City Secrets series, which consistently ranks #1 in Nielsen ratings for over 6 years. Colleen is the co-founder and co-owner of Travel Film Productions, LLC, the Chicago-based multi-media TV and film production house that produces the popular National Public Television series, Family Travel with Colleen Kelly. She lives in a suburb of Chicago with her husband and two young daughters.