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 Schools announces S.A.F.E. Re-Entry Plan for 2020-21 school year

  New COVID-19 restrictions likely announced this week in Shelby County

  Health officials issue warnings ahead of holiday weekend as masks become mandatory across Shelby County

  FEMA, CDC fighting against COVID-19 case increase in Shelby County

  Shelby County surpasses 10,000 coronavirus cases, African Americans account for more than half

  Shelby Co. health officials expect to see increase in COVID-19 cases following holiday weekend

  Shelby Co. COVID-19 positivity rate remains high, county experiences difficulties reporting new cases

  Businesses called to uphold mask ordinance in Memphis

  Vote to change Mississippi state flag looming

  Fireworks complaints surge in Memphis ahead of Fourth of July

  NRCM logo displayed on NASCAR racer’s car, FedEx donates $500K to museum

  Tennessee legislators pass controversial fetal heartbeat bill

  Memphis men speak out about deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks

  Memphis mask ordinance awaiting mayor’s signature to go into effect

  Productions halted in Hollywood, Memphis amid pandemic; primetime series ‘Bluff City Law’ canceled

  New Supreme Court ruling protects LGBTQ workers from discrimination in the workplace

  Mid-South Food Bank’s mobile food pantries helping to feed thousands of families amid pandemic

  First black mayor in DeSoto County leads Town of Walls

  Memphis gym cuts ties with CrossFit after CEO’s controversial tweet

  SCLC hopes to see police reform in Memphis following protests

  Lauderdale Co. sheriff says he will not resign after issuing apology for using racial slur

  Memphis musicians await return of live music

  6 injured in recent road rage shootings, Memphis roadway shooting numbers projected to surpass 2019

  Organizers speak out after protest against police brutality on Union Avenue

  Pinecrest summer camp going virtual next month in Fayette County

  MPD investigating 5 Memorial Day weekend homicides

  Investigation underway after 20-year-old Miss. man drowns in apartment complex pond

  COVID-19 testing surge planned for Shelby County detainees

  Shelby County health directive allowing fitness-focused swim as pools begin to open amid health crisis

  Graceland reopens to Elvis fans with limited capacity