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

  COVID-19 cases, other indicators point to possible fourth wave surge

  No-appointment vaccinations, incentives continue throughout the weekend

  Surge in COVID cases increases push for more vaccinations

  Mid-South reports COVID-19 breakthrough cases

  New health directive loosens more restrictions in Shelby Co., all mandates will be reevaluated

  Mid-South states pause use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after FDA, CDC recommendation

  Tailgating welcomed at tigers spring football game

  SCHD Interim Director discusses transformative stage for department

  FEMA mass vaccination site opens in Memphis

  Shelby County aims to vaccinate 5,000 people a day

  Thousands of vaccine appointments open for Pipkin FEMA vaccination site

  Final preparations being made for Pipkin mass vaccination site

  Tennessee’s first federal mass vaccination site opening in Memphis next week

  SCHD concerned about rise in COVID-19 variant strains, vaccinations the focus going into Easter weekend

  Months into vaccination program, polls find Republicans less likely to get the shot

  Vaccine eligibility now open to those 16+ in Shelby County

  City of Memphis preparing for thousands more vaccines in weekly shipments

  19 West Tennessee counties open vaccines to anyone 16 years and older

  Tipton, Shelby County leading the state in vaccine eligibility, demand goes up

  Doctors say vaccinated postpartum mothers can pass antibodies through nursing

  All Tennesseans 16+ eligible for COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5

  Shelby County leaders asking to open vaccine eligibility to all residents

  New mask order in effect, health directive loosens restrictions starting this weekend

  Several standard operating procedures still under review at SCHD

  Cluster of the UK COVID-19 variant infected several at the University of Memphis

  Plans in the works to get vaccines to homeless and homebound

  As vaccinations continue CDC updates guidance, Tennessee updates vaccine plan

  Shelby County moves into phase 1c, thousands more eligible for vaccines

  City of Memphis opens 35,000 vaccine appointments for next week

  No proof of medical condition needed at appointment for phase 1c vaccines