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

  Accused Southaven Walmart shooter appears in court for the first time

  SRVS receives $150K grant for independence coach model

  Offices stocked with vaccines ahead of flu season

  Memphis hosts hundreds of police for public safety symposium

  Comcast donates hundreds of laptops to Cumming Elementary School

  Memphis recognized as one of most generous cities in U.S.

FedEx SameDay delivery robot ‘Roxo’ visits City Hall

  Hurricane Dorian travel restrictions impact Memphis

  New scooter company bolts onto the streets of Memphis

  Suspects charged in shooting of a 7-year-old set to appear in court

  Liberty Bowl set for new season of Tigers football

  Mid-South states ranked among worst to raise baby

  Donations help Horn Lake Animal Shelter make thousands of dollars worth of improvements

  ‘Clear the Shelters Day’ hopes to provide homes for pets

  SCS welcomes students back with pep rallies, helps parents with late enrollment

  Maintenance crews prep Shelby County Schools for first day

  SCS planning healthier food options for students

  Healthy sleep habits are the key to a successful school year, says pediatrician

  Intruder shot, killed after kicking in apartment door, police say

  A Medicare scam involving DNA kits strikes Memphis

  Sports, Hollywood collide at the Danny Thomas Celebrity-AM

  Well Child helps Shelby County students start the school year with a clean bill of health

  Stage set for WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational

  Trial date set for man accused of killing 3 in house fire

  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