Kelly Roberts

Kelly Roberts

Reporter

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

  Thousands of dollars raised for Memphis’ furloughed, laid-off workers

  Shelby County offering counseling for employees amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Putting a pause on pregnancies: The window of conception narrows as the global pandemic lingers

  Kroger addresses distribution center backup due to coronavirus concerns

  Utility crews working to restore power following severe weather in the Mid-South

  Injured? Orthopedics facilities can help while freeing up the emergency rooms for COVID-19 patients

  Classroom makeover: Teacher transforms her shed into a schoolhouse for online students

  Mid-South animal shelters changing protocols in response to ‘safer-at-home’ order

  ‘You are loved’: Heartfelt messages left outside Mid-South nursing homes after coronavirus outbreak ends family visits

  COVID-19 effects on chemotherapy treatments for cancer patients

  Daughter finds way to connect with her WWII Veteran father amid social-distancing & visitation restrictions

  Briarcrest students begin virtual learning

  SCS offering online and handout learning guides for students during the pandemic

  Novel bookstore sees uptick in online orders amid COVID-19 pandemic

  FDA keeps close eye on possible drug shortage in US

  Memphis International Airport sees decline in spring break travelers

  Memphis International Airport sees passenger decrease during coronavirus pandemic

  Restaurants implementing changes in response to COVID-19 pandemic

  How fighting the spread of coronavirus affects Alzheimer’s and dementia patients

  How to protect your pets amid coronavirus outbreak

  Collierville Schools leaders prepare for coronavirus

  Woman charged with killing local pastor appears in court

  Suspect in Waterview Apartments killing makes 1st court appearance

  Germantown student develops first Black History Month program for school

  State organization lobbies lawmakers to increase pay for direct support professionals

  Mid-South university hopes to improve registered nurse vacancies with new 4-year program

  Surgically placed defibrillator changes Memphis patient’s life

  CEO J.T. Young gives first ‘State of MLGW’ address

  Tennessee lawmakers debate sales tax on pads, tampons and diapers

  2 baby penguins take first big swim at Memphis Zoo