Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts joined the WMC team in July 2018 as a Morning Reporter and Multi Media Journalist. She’s a transplant to the Mid-South from the Midwest. Before coming to Memphis, Kelly worked at as a reporter at WANE in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Before that she spent time at WLFI in West Lafayette, Indiana and WXIN Fox 59 in Indianapolis. In that time she’s reported on presidential visits, a tragic Indiana State Fair stage collapse, and two school shootings. She reports on happy things too—like a girl’s worldwide impact when she brought ‘buddy benches’ to her school and a small town’s successful fight against a large developer wanting to put a stone quarry in their neighborhood. Kelly was born and raised in Indiana—the Hoosier State. She graduated from the Ernie Pyle School of Journalism at Indiana University. And no, she does not know what a Hoosier is. Her love of local news has taken her to several places, but she’s thankful for all the people she’s met, and the stories they let her tell. In her free time, Kelly likes to travel. While at home, she enjoys reading, watching Netflix, and playing with her cat, Custard. Kelly is most excited to try all the food in Memphis. Email her your favorite must-try restaurant and any story ideas.

Recent Articles by Kelly

  Construction begins on Hampline project

  Memphis man pays tribute to late son with billboards

  Burglary suspect shot by Shelby County deputy appears in video arraignment

  How to properly dispose of real Christmas trees in Shelby County

  MS donation closet helps child abuse victims

  UTHSC donates 300 toys to bus crash victims and their families

  Munford store a big hit 2 years after lottery jackpot

  High schoolers get inside look at how distracted driving can turn deadly

  Voting machines bring slow start to early voting

  Rare albino raccoon spotted in Mid-South

  Memphis Union Mission breaks ground on new $20M facility

  FedEx seeking 3,800 Memphis workers for holiday rush

  Foster program brings shelter dogs to fire stations

  10-year-old Memphian stars in Broadway’s ‘School of Rock’

  TN Task Force One to join in Hurricane Michael relief

  Fire Prevention Week keeps senior citizens safe from fire dangers

  ‘Books from Birth’ provides books to children free until age 5

  Man accused of beating stepson to death appears before judge

  Therapy dogs easing pain at St. Francis

  Man pleads not guilty to killing girlfriend, disguising it as suicide