Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts


Memphis, TN

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.

Recent Articles by Kelly

  Tennessee senator looking to make legislative changes in wake of Breonna Taylor decision

  Police investigating after protesters say man pulled gun on them

  Memphis sees decline in robberies amid coronavirus pandemic

  National Voter Registration Day takes different form in pandemic

  Hero Empowerment Center planned for Hickory Hill

  Should routine utility maintenance be done during virtual learning hours?

  Athletes, parents protest SCS decision to postpone fall sports

  Domestic violence reports spike during pandemic

  Lesson on injustice has district defending curriculum

  State health department conducts mass COVID-19 testing at DeSoto County Detention Center

  More THP troopers patrolling Memphis interstates per MPD’s request

  Memphis International Airport modernization project on track to finish by mid-2021

  DeSoto County Detention Center reports first COVID-19 cases

  DeSoto County Schools parent starts petition to improve virtual learning

  Facebook posts spark investigation of MPD officer

  Some Desoto County parents having issues with virtual learning

  Mississippi to vote on final flag design in November

  Boys and Girls Clubs, sites across Shelby County welcoming virtual learning students

  Shelby County Schools start virtual learning, majority of students log on

  Last-minute preparations being made before SCS begins virtual learning

  SCS working to pass out digital devices over the weekend after distribution canceled on Friday

  Compass Community Schools one of the first Mid-South districts to start all-virtual

  DeSoto County Schools hires more people to assist with virtual learning

  Shelby County Schools tests internet ahead of the first day of school

  SCS helping bilingual students navigate virtual learning

  DeSoto County Schools parents reflect on first day of virtual learning

  After multiple changes to reopening plan, Collierville students kick off new school year

  Lakeland, Millington complete first week of school with new safety measures

  Boys and Girls Club working with SCS to provide care for virtual learners

  Catholic Schools of Memphis return to in-person learning