Kerri O’Brien is an investigative reporter at WRIC-TV.
Kerri is an Emmy award-winning investigative journalist. The Virginia Association of Broadcasters recently honored Kerri for her dedication to “Fighting the Fix” and investigating the opioid crisis. She has also been named Outstanding Reporter and Outstanding Investigative Reporter by the Associated Press. Kerri’s investigations have gotten rape kits out of police storage and into DNA testing labs leading to statewide reform. Her in-depth work surrounding the pastor of megachurch led to his arrest and conviction for child molestation. Kerri is also dedicated to consumer safety, her reports have brought to light to serious side effects from some FDA approved drugs and devices.
Kerri joined WRIC-TV in July 2006. She comes to us from News 12 New Jersey where she covered the 9-11 attacks, major flooding along the Delaware River and earned a New York Emmy nomination for her breaking news coverage of a devastating fire.
Prior to News 12, Kerri worked as a reporter for WRNN-TV in Kingston, NY. She got her start in TV news working as an anchor and reporter for a CBS affiliate in Alpena, Michigan.
Kerri grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey. She graduated from the University of Maryland (Go Terps!) where she studied broadcast journalism and politics.
Kerri enjoys trying out the RVA foodie scene, cheering for VCU and Maryland basketball, traveling and relaxing on the beach.