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.
West Nile has been spotted in the Mid-South. One human case has been reported in Mississippi, and mosquitoes in four zip codes in Shelby County tested positive this month. Now, county officials are doing massive mosquito sprays.
Many of us have known a dog who does not take well to fireworks. It’s common that fear can make our pets run away, but Memphis Animals Services says it doesn’t see a large influx of lost animals coming to them the day after fireworks.
Nearly 50 million people will hit the road this week, according to AAA. Millions more will take to the skies. Holiday travel for July 4th is in full swing, with the busiest day expected to be Wednesday.