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

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

  Tennessee Navy corpsman saves mother’s life with live liver transplant

‘Bluff City Law’ takes on the Catholic Church in episode 9

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

Studio on the Square to show Indie Memphis films in 2020

  Massive beehive removed from National Civil Rights Museum

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

  Fans gear up for College GameDay weather on Beale Street

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

‘Bluff City Law’ star Jayne Atkinson talks episode 3

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

  ‘Student Success Coaches’ volunteer pledge to help Memphis children

  Accused Southaven Walmart shooter appears in court for the first time

  Memphis recognized as one of most generous cities in U.S.

  Hurricane Dorian travel restrictions impact Memphis

Mid-South states ranked among worst to raise baby

  Healthy sleep habits are the key to a successful school year, says pediatrician

Intruder shot, killed after kicking in apartment door, police say

Sports, Hollywood collide at the Danny Thomas Celebrity-AM

  Stage set for WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational

  Trial date set for man accused of killing 3 in house fire

  Hamilton kicks off 3-week run at Orpheum

  Historic church rebuilding after fire

  Memphis sees increase in tourism

  $200M construction on schedule for Memphis Convention Center