Michael Kelly

Michael Kelly, retired after 48 years at the Omaha World-Herald, covered police, courts and city hall, served a decade as sports editor and sports columnist and then wrote a general-interest column three or four times a week. He received the American Society of Newspaper Editors' 2003 national award for commentary and column-writing, and in 2021 was inducted into the eight-state Great Plains Journalism Hall of Fame. He authored the World-Herald book "Uniquely Omaha" and in retirement wrote a book about Omaha business and civic leader Michael B. Yanney and his family.