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

Memphis International Airport modernization project on track to finish by mid-2021

  SCS requiring students to follow dress code while learning virtually

  Shelby County restaurants asked to help with contact tracing

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

  Graceland reopens to Elvis fans with limited capacity

  Local theaters looking to reopen soon

  Some places of worship, indoor and outdoor venues set to reopen in Arkansas, West Memphis holds off

Hospital hosts celebration for COVID-19 survivor released after 40 days

Eviction filings increase amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Ark. restaurants to reopen May 11; West Memphis mayor considering different date

COVID-19 survivors donate plasma to help save other patients

Workouts may look different as Mid-South gyms plan to reopen

  West Memphis mayor’s blunt message for citizens goes viral

  U of M developers create first-of-its-kind app tracking crowding in Shelby County

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

  ‘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

  Memphis International Airport sees decline in spring break travelers

  Memphis International Airport sees passenger decrease during coronavirus pandemic

  How to protect your pets amid coronavirus outbreak

  2 baby penguins take first big swim at Memphis Zoo

  Former open-heart surgery patient becomes honorary MPD officer

  Trial date for Billy Ray Turner, man accused of killing Lorenzen Wright, set for Oct. 2020

  Vice President Pence speaks at Memphis church

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

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

  Ark. family starts initiative in memory of homicide victims

  FedEx works to pump out packages during online holiday shopping influx

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

  Memphis International Airport projects record-breaking crowds this holiday season