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.
To kick off this Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, pioneers in civil rights history are being honored in Memphis. Nearly 60 years ago, three young African American students helped integrate Memphis City Schools by attending Bruce Elementary School.
More donations are pouring in for the victims of two tornadoes that hit DeSoto County last weekend. Barely a shopper at the Southaven Superlo Foods went by without dropping a little something into the bucket.
We’re getting a better look at what a hotel at the old Memphis Police Headquarters will look like. Pictures included in Loews Hotel’s application to the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board show a modern look mixed with historic elegance.
It's not May, but for some Tuesday kicked off Memphis in May celebrations. A train delivered the Memphis in May World Cargo Crate to St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School. This year a train horn kicked off an important part of the Memphis in May celebrations.
The family of a woman and young boy killed in a triple homicide in April wants to use 2020 to change the legacy the two now have. The family’s first goal is to get rid of the charred remains of the home where they died.
For eight years, parts of a South Memphis neighborhood have sat unfixed following a devastating flood in 2011. A group of South Junction neighbors are concerned those parts will never be fixed the way they want them to be even with federal funding going toward flood mitigation.