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

  DeSoto County students get a visit from local veterans

  ’Bluff City Law’ episode 8 to feature an unexpected guest

  Studio on the Square to show Indie Memphis films in 2020

Shelby County Health Department offering free flu shots

  Massive beehive removed from National Civil Rights Museum

  St. Jude breaks ground on 2020 Dream Home

  Josh Kelly talks episode 7 of ‘Bluff City Law’ where Collierville serves as the backdrop

  4 teens charged in deadly crime spree to appear in court

  Fans gear up for College GameDay weather on Beale Street

  Downtown businesses hope College GameDay brings hungry customers

Episode 6 of ‘Bluff City Law’ promises hot topics, current issues and a healthy dose of heart

  Shelby County youth recruited to spread importance of 2020 census

  Trader Joe’s donates boxes of food to those in need after tornado

  Community center made safe haven for families who were in path of tornado

‘Bluff City Law’ actor Michael Luwoye talks episode 5

  Cottonwood Apartments take hit from morning storms

  Cyntoia Brown-Long on life that led her to prison: ‘I shouldn’t be alive’

‘Bluff City Law’: Episode 4 tackles first amendment

  Memphis airport officials anticipating busy fall travel season, encourage early arrivals for flights

  2 arrested in Holly Springs fatal stabbing

  ‘Bluff City Law’ star Jayne Atkinson talks episode 3

  Memphis man reunited with wedding ring with the help of local metal detecting club

  Teens appear in court after juvenile detention center riot

  Wynne Animal Shelter at risk of closing after losing funding

  Caitlin McGee gives preview of what’s to come on ‘Bluff City Law’

  Memphis Convention Center hits major milestones in construction

  14th Annual Block Party for Peace ready to kick off

  Hispanic community growing in Shelby County Schools

  ‘Student Success Coaches’ volunteer pledge to help Memphis children

  Shelby County Health Department now offering flu vaccinations