A 20-year award-winning Broadcast Journalist with an emphasis on Public Relations, Kelly Bennett has been a reporter, anchor, senior assignment manager, TV host, and Radio Host, then transitioned into public affairs managing community/public relations for two major cable companies. She worked with many programmers within the industry, CNN, Court TV, Bravo, Lifetime, Oxygen Networks, and more, to bring successful programs that received commendations and proclamations from government officials.
In 2009, Kelly founded Bennett Unlimited PR giving her clients local, national, and international notoriety and connecting them to Influencers, networking groups, celebrities, VIPs, private clubs, executive round-tables, entrepreneur gatherings, and charity functions to further their career and goals. Her clients have been on the Kelly Clarkson show, Good Morning America, CBS, LA Times, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Inside Edition, HuffPost Live, Dr. Oz, CNN, Getty Images, Huffington Post, New York Magazine, KTLA, Good Day LA, MSNBC, OC Register, Orange Coast Magazine, Rivera Magazine and many more.
In 2019, Kelly received the Ambassador for Peace Award from the Universal Peace Federation, and in 2011, Kelly was awarded the California Governor and First Lady’s Service Award for her volunteerism and community work. In 2005, she received a Commendation from Orange County Sheriff’s Department, The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and US Postal Office for her work that helped bring the AMBER Alert to Orange County, and in 2004 she was given a Commendation from the County of Orange for her role in profiling the “Adoption Needs in Orange County” program. She won Business Woman of Distinction, American Business Woman’s Association in 2001. Kelly is the Society Editor for Orange County Newspapers, delivered to homes in the Newport Beach, Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, and San Clemente zip codes and online. Her column covers non-profit galas, events, and lifestyles of the social scene. She also hosts a monthly talk show on KCAA commercial radio 102.3 FM, 1050 AM, and 106.5 FM, an NBC affiliate that reaches 5 million people in the Southern CA area, and podcasts to over 201 countries.
Kelly Bennett is a member of TPEC (Television Publicity Executives Committee); HRTS (Hollywood Radio & Television Society), eWomen Network, Advisory Council Member for Special Olympics of Orange County, and an Honorary Member for Orange County Family Justice Center, and Past-President of the Orange County Community Relations Council.
Critical Mass Business Talk Show is Orange County, CA's longest-running business talk show, focused on offering value and insight to middle-market business leaders in the OC and beyond. Hosted by Ric Franzi, business partner at Renaissance Executive Forums Orange County. Learn more about Ric at www.ricfranzi.com.
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