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

  Teen returns woman’s missing purse with $1,300 in it

  Group helps felons restore their voting rights

  MPD looks to recruit more officers amid uptick in murder investigations

  Shelby County spraying for mosquitoes after positive West Nile Virus tests

  Backpack drive helps Mid-South kids in need prep for school

  Memphis kids earn trip to D.C. for speaking out against violence

  Practices adjusted as student-athletes feel the heat

  Memphis firefighters install smoke detectors for homes in need

  Hamilton kicks off 3-week run at Orpheum

  Shelby County summer jobs program takes teens behind-the-scenes with local first responders

  Keeping pets calm during fireworks

  Mid-South fireworks shows should bring fun, precautions

  Travelers prep for busiest travel day of season

  Where to light fireworks in the Mid-South

  Historic church rebuilding after fire

  Members stepping up to keep a Mid-South Lions Club alive

  Memphis sees increase in tourism

  Study: Residents have trouble finding parking in Downtown Memphis

  '901 Interns’ help out across the city

  'A Makers’ Studio’ offers workshops and support for creatives

  $200M construction on schedule for Memphis Convention Center

  Germantown aldermen approve disaster declaration over flooding

  Gov. Bill Lee speaks at 9th National Suicide and the Black Church Conference

  Olympians come to Memphis to help people learn to swim

  Young at heart: Why more young adults are having heart attacks in the Mid-South

  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