Kerri-Lee Mayland fell in love with Connecticut after spending summers at her cottage in Litchfield County. She now blends her love of the state, with her love of reporting storytelling and blogging.
Before choosing to make NBC Connecticut her next stop-- her career took her from Phoenix, to Salisbury MD, then to Washington DC, Boston and most recently as a main anchor in Philadelphia. She was there from 2002-2010. In Washington she launched the breaking news helicopter SkyFOX and covered major stories, including the Monica Lewinsky scandal.
As a reporter in Boston, she and her photographer gained unparalleled access to an area known as "The Pit" at Ground Zero just after the 9/11 attacks. She reported on the New England Fema Task Force and their work in New York City. She was awarded a First Place National Headliner Award for her coverage.
Kerri-Lee is also an Emmy Award winning journalist who has worked at ABC, NBC CBS and FOX affiliates. She most recently was awarded "Best News Anchor" in 2009 and 2007 for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and has been honored by many other journalism organizations like the Society of Professional Journalists and Hearst Foundation.
Kerri-Lee graduated from the acclaimed Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University where she earned several department scholarships and was ranked nationally at the collegiate level in both radio and television in the William Randolph Hearst Competition.
She returned to the classroom during her time in Philadelphia, this time as a teacher. Kerri-Lee was an adjunct professor for a senior class in Temple University's broadcasting department.
Kerri-Lee has been featured in W Magazine, New Woman Magazine, South Jersey Magazine, Philadelphia Magazine while being a Green Space Editor for Rowhome Magazine and contributing fitness pieces to PhillyFit Magazine.
Kerri-Lee's husband Kirt first introduced her to the state she now calls home and the Mayland family has deep New England roots. Kirt attended The Hotchkiss school, later graduating with his law degree from UConn after attending Dartmouth and the University of Vermont. Kerri-Lee has a six year-old son who loves the outdoor sports New England offers, including hockey. He plays for the Salisbury Seahawks with the "career highlight" of playing halftime at a Connecticut Whale game. As a family they are avid recreational sports types-- hiking, climbing, biking, skiing, skating, swimming, fishing and anything else they can find to do outside.