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

  Shelby County Health Dept. opens vaccine standby list

  Notification about vaccine allows some to get it without an appointment, others left empty-handed

  Adjustments made to vaccine priority group with allotments staying the same

  Shelby County to wait and see how Biden executive orders affect local vaccines

  Latest health directive calls for more personal responsibility in controlling spread of COVID-19

  New health directive set to start this weekend, SCHD prepares to administer 2nd vaccine dose

  Memphis church holds forum with leading vaccine researcher

  Criticism aimed at federal pharmacy partnership, pharmacies say they’re on schedule

  Concerns about racial disparities arise with release of Shelby County’s early vaccination data

  Concerns arise as residents await second vaccine doses in Shelby County

  Mid-South ramps up vaccinations as Trump admin. releases more doses

  Shelby County Health Department to resume COVID-19 vaccinations Jan. 12

  Shelby County tops 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as community reaches ‘worst part’ of pandemic

  No timeline set for when Shelby County could receive more doses of the vaccine

  Over 1 million vaccine doses needed to reach herd immunity in Shelby County

  More long-term care facilities receive vaccination dates in Shelby Co.

  Education top priority for Tennessee General Assembly

  Latest COVID-19 relief bill extends eviction moratorium

  Older population, teachers get moved up in Tennessee’s vaccination plan

  Mississippi reports record number of hospitalizations

  Arkansas starts vaccinations at long-term care facilities

  Moderna vaccine administration underway in Miss., Shelby Co. Health Dept. to begin next week

  As coronavirus deaths and cases surge, vaccinations continue in the Mid-South

  Vulnerable populations, health care workers to get first doses of Moderna

  Mid-South mom adopts three siblings just in time for Christmas

  UTHSC vaccinates hundreds of students

  Highlight on Mid-South distribution as second vaccine on verge of approval

  Major hospital networks in Memphis start vaccinations

  Doctors in Memphis metro area receive coronavirus vaccine

  Baptist DeSoto preps for first vaccines