Kelly Roberts joined the WMC team in July 2018 as a morning reporter and multimedia 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.
Watch Kelly on WMC Action Nes 5 weekdays from 4:30 to 7 a.m.
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