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Kelsey joined the News 4 team in January 2017 as a multimedia journalist. She is excited to call Oklahoma home.
Kelsey grew up in Springfield Illinois, home of Abraham Lincoln.
She started her reporting career at WCIA TV (CBS) in Champaign Illinois working primarily in the Capitol Bureau. There she covered legislative session, rallies and even the special arrival of President Barack Obama. During this time, Kelsey had the opportunity to learn to shoot, edit and report her own stories.

Kelsey graduated with a Master’s of Art degree in Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) at the University of Illinois Springfield, teaching her the ethics of reporting on state politics.
On her days off Kelsey likes to try new foods and volunteering throughout the metro community with her church.
If you like for Kelsey to share your story or you want to recommend great places to eat, email her at

Recent Articles
  • Woman says she was fired after asking about delay in paycheck

    YUKON, Okla. -Jessica Trejo doesn’t feel like the company she worked for, Honest 1 Auto Care, has been living up to their name. “Everybody needs money, yes, and unfortunately you know this is definitely going to take a toll on me,” said Trejo. Trejo is now without job and out of money. The mother worked for just four months at the shop. She said she was fired about a week ago after asking about a delay in her paycheck. “I […]

  • Yukon teacher arrested after text messages reveal sex acts with student

    YUKON, Okla. – A metro high school teacher was taken into custody Wednesday night on rape charges. Hunter Day, 22,  was placed late Wednesday in the Canadian County Jail on multiple charges, including second-degree rape. “Yukon Public Schools were informed late Wednesday afternoon, November 15, that an employee of the district was arrested for engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a high school student,” said Yukon Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Simeroth. Day, a science teacher at Yukon High School, […]

  • Woman speaks out over upskirt photographs allegedly taken by former aide to Governor Fallin 

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A former staffer to Governor Mary Fallin’s office, Travis Brauer, is accused of using his cellphone to take upskirt photos during a legislative meeting. “I felt like my body, my privacy and my very own dignity as a human being have been violated,” said Sara Bana, the victim. Bana is speaking out about an evening back in May at the capitol where she was advocating in a packed committee room when someone told her a man was […]

  • Students, staff protest closure of St. Gregory’s University

    SHAWNEE, Okla. – Students, faculty and staff sung a hymn not so much for praising but more for saving. They protested Monday on the steps of historic Benedictine Hall in hopes to save their future. “We want to know why they didn’t tell us, like why our teachers and we all had to find out from Facebook and the media,” said Alysa Walker, a graduate student. “We want to know where this money is gone that’s been donated.” It’s a […]

  • Owner of stolen truck used in hours-long chase through metro speaks out

    CLEVELAND COUNTY – A police chase that lasted more than two hours ended with the suspect being tased in a Cleveland County pasture. The driver of a stolen pickup eventually crashed into a farm pond near 164th and Penn. after leading authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies on a wild ride. “So I called the police and about 10 o’clock, that’s when it all started,” said Shane Jones, the owner of the truck. Jones was at a doctor’s appointment last […]

  • “People need these services,” Special-needs families brace for deep cuts 

    OKLAHOMA CITY – What will happen to critical services designed to help those in need? That’s the question many families are asking themselves during the budget battle. Officials with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services say they are preparing for a $69 million cut. Those cuts will affect many families that depend on places like the Woven Life Adult Day Center in northeast Oklahoma City. “Hayden is a fun, loving guy. He really likes being part of the group here and […]

  • “I had a feeling I was being followed,” Metro woman describes moment wanted suspect robbed her

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Pamela Mercer is still shaken up after getting her purse snatched right off her arm. She said it happened last Thursday while she was walking home from an ATM around 11 p.m. Mercer said a man was following her home. “He stopped me at the driveway there to the apartment and asked me if I had a dollar, and I said, no, I don’t,” Mercer said. However, the suspect wanted more than a dollar; he wanted everything […]

  • Watch: Oklahoma City police confront masked teen with fake gun

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It was a scary afternoon for Oklahoma City police back on October 21 when officers were called to one neighborhood on the city’s northwest side near 84th and Hudson Avenue. Residents claimed they saw a man with a gun walking around their homes, and now the Oklahoma City Police Department just released the body camera footage. “So, you just walking around with a gun for no reason,” said an officer. “You had it your hand when we, […]

  • ‘The comments were depressing,’ Teacher survey says bad behavior rising inside Oklahoma City classrooms

    OKLAHOMA CITY – If you read the latest Oklahoma City American Federation of Teachers survey, you may have seen comments like “I do not at all feel supported or valued by district staff.” Another teacher wrote “I will be leaving the classroom at the end of this year, not due to abysmal pay or shameful state funding, but because I am not supported, valued, or respected.” Ed Allen, president of the Oklahoma City AFT, said the comments were from Oklahoma […]

  • Officials shut down Oklahoma Corporation Commission website after cyber attack

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A cyber attack was detected this week at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, causing the Office of Management and Enterprise Services to shut the network down. “Earlier this week, we detected a cyber event at the Corporation Commission,” said Shelley Zumwalt with OMES. For about a week, employees with the Oklahoma Corporation Commission had no choice but to use pencils and paper, personal laptops or cell phones to enter information. “As of a matter of caution, we took […]

  • “We never come to your house to collect money,” Police warn of OG&E scam

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are warning residents of a scam after a woman opened her door to find a man, appearing to be with OG&E, asking to collect her late payments. Residents like Kebede Zeleke said he was almost scammed but nothing like this. “Sometimes, they say you won a million dollars but, in order to get the million dollars, we have to pay them a little money,” Zeleke said. Zeleke said, sometimes, it’s easy to spot a scam. But, […]