Kerry Cavanaugh joined WBAL-TV in the fall of 2005, after Hurricane Katrina encouraged her to relocate from New Orleans to her hometown of Timonium. She is ecstatic to be back.
Kerry's work at WBAL-TV has earned a number of awards, including a regional Emmy, a National Headliner Award and recognition for Excellence in Journalism from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Before returning home to Baltimore, Kerry worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WVUE-TV in the Crescent City from 2002 through 2005. She learned that there's always an excuse to throw a parade, and she fell in love with all the quirks of the city that care forgot.
Kerry distinguished herself at WVUE, covering the south Louisiana serial killer -- from the search to the trial. The story took her from New Orleans to Atlanta to Baton Rouge, where she covered Derrick Todd Lee's death sentence.
That story was very different than anything Kerry covered in Salisbury, Md., where she began her television career. She signed on as a reporter at WBOC-TV in 2000 and left as weekend anchor in 2002.
Kerry is a graduate of Maryvale Prep in Brooklandville, Md., and a proud Wahoo. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 2000 with a degree in English and American Studies. She also found something invaluable in Charlottesville: her husband, with whom she has two children.
Kerry's volunteer activities include raising $12,000 for cancer research for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and serving as a member of Maryland's selection committee for the University of Virginia's Jefferson Scholars Program.