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

  Students that integrated Memphis City Schools 60 years ago honored with mural

  Donations are pouring in for victims of the north Mississippi storms

  Disabled woman dies in early morning house fire in Whitehaven

  Classes in session for DeSoto County Schools 2 days after tornadoes rip through the county

  Marshall County residents come to grips with damage from weekend storm

  More renderings released of Loews Hotel in downtown Memphis

  Fans gather from around the world to celebrate Elvis Presley’s birthday at Graceland

  Train delivers Memphis in May World Cargo Crate to local school with information about the Republic of Ghana

  ‘Dry January’ is a popular New Year’s resolution, but addiction experts say it’s not for everyone

  Wife of missing security guard seeks answers as SCSO continues search

  Man charged in New Year’s Day assault, hit-and-run

  Ark. family starts initiative in memory of homicide victims

  Ringing in the new year Bluff City style

  National Civil Right Museum responds to Congressman John Lewis cancer diagnosis

  Memphis Animal Services working to give more pets homes before 2020

  Local church gives back to homeless community on Christmas Eve

  New funding helping to improve affordable housing in Memphis

  Icy morning commute leads to crashes, closures

  Shelby County cheer team gives joyful Christmas to thousands of local kids

  South Junction residents voice concerns over flood repair money

  Porter-Leath Toy Truck Drive to benefit 6,000 children in Shelby County

  Former public nuisance turned site of latest deadly shooting

  Uncle charged in shooting death of 4-year-old appears in court

  FedEx works to pump out packages during online holiday shopping influx

  Orange Mound Superlo opens for business

  SCSO partners with Lake District to heighten community outreach

  Hearing postponed for man charged in Lorenzen Wright’s murder

  SCS kicks off 5th Annual Operation Warm Hearts for students in need

  Phase 1 plans for Union Row development nearly double in size

‘Bluff City Law’ season finale finds the team at Strait and Associates fighting a life or death case