Molly attended Hallahan High School, LaSalle College, and Temple University, but left in her senior year.
A woman of exceptional vocal talents, Daly has worked delivering singing telegrams and performing in a rock band. She once worked as a backup singer for rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry.
A lover of many kinds of music, she has also co-produced a video documentary on Sunset Park, a country music mecca in Southern Chester County. She interviewed bluegrass patriarch Bill Monroe, plus Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright, Marty Stuart, Riders in the Sky and others.
She first came to KYW to do “voiceover” announcements for the station, then moved into her anchor role two years later.
Television viewers have seen Daly on KYW-3′s “Ask the Experts” segments and on television commercials. She has also worked on the Philadelphia-based CBS Television series, “Hack,” and way back in 1981 she was an extra in the John Travolta movie “Blow Out.”
Daly is proud of her connection to one of Philadelphia’s most notable families: her mother and actress Grace Kelly (later the Princess of Monaco) were first cousins. Her paternal grandfather, T.A. Daly, was a columnist and poet whose “Rhymes and Ripples” column was a popular feature in the Evening Bulletin.
Molly is an avid birder, amateur naturalist, and fan of British folk-rock pioneers Fairport Convention, singer/songwriter/guitar god Richard Thompson, and English pop band XTC. A cat-lover,she also supports spay-neuter programs and the adoption of shelter animals.
Molly Daly has been a news anchor for KYW Newsradio since April, 1999. She honed her highly energetic style during a tenure of more than 7½ years at the television shopping channel “QVC.”
Connect with Molly Daly on Twitter: @ThisMollyDaly
The city’s second annual Veterans Day parade took place Sunday.
U.S. Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis paid a visit to the Cecil B. Moore branch of the Free Library Monday afternoon for a book signing where he stopped to share his experiences with a 13-year-old boy.
It’s desk work for now for two Philadelphia police officers who fired on an armed robbery suspect Saturday.
Authorities are now investigating what sparked the fatal fire.
Members of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests held a silent protest in front of archdiocesan headquarters in Center City Monday afternoon to demand answers from Archbishop Charles Chaput.
The Wagner Free Institute of Science in North Philadelphia holds its annual Halloween celebration on Saturday.
A warrant has been issued for a 17-year-old from South Philadelphia, suspected in the shooting a 39-year-old man who tried to thwart a robbery Tuesday night in Rittenhouse Square.
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Nelson joined KYW in 1967 as an anchor and Arts and Entertainment editor.
The buyback at Simons Recreation Center on Woolston Avenue starts at 10:00 Saturday morning, and runs till 2:00 P.M.
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PPA spokesman Marty O’Rourke confirmed that Vince Fenerty resigned Wednesday.