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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 Kelsey.gibbs@kfor.com.

Recent Articles
  • Moore veterinarian’s license suspended for several violations

    MOORE – A veterinarian is under fire for violations of statutes and rules, according to the Oklahoma State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners. Dr. Jackie Puterbaugh has been suspended amid serious allegations. “We bring all our pets up here. We never had any problems with her,” said customer Doug Sherman. Monday morning, Sherman walked up to his cat’s veterinarian’s office to find the 24-hour clinic locked with a ‘closed until further notice’ sign on the door. “I’ve been trying to […]

  • Investigation underway into OKC daycare after child wanders away

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Department of Human Service is investigating a daycare after a child wandered away. The incident happened Thursday when the five-year-old walked out of Childcare Network #203. “I started to get out of my car and I was like, ‘Are you okay? Are you okay?’ and he ran from me,” said Mindi Blanchard. Blanchard was leaving her job in northwest Oklahoma City when she noticed the young boy alone. “As I was leaving, I saw a little […]

  • Trial date set for Oklahoma’s opioid case against pharmaceutical companies

    OKLAHOMA CITY — A trial date is now set in connection with the state’s lawsuit against opioid manufacturers. Oklahoma is the first state in the nation to have their lawsuit against drug manufacturers move forward. According to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, almost 3,000 Oklahomans have died from overdosing on opioids in the last three years. “Drugs destroyed my life in so many different facets, from my family life to my spiritual life,” Cam Cox said. Cox understands the battle […]

  • “I’m going to try to find him,” Family members not giving up on search for missing Oklahoma pilot

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Bill Kinsinger’s family said the anesthesiologist was passionate about everything he did, especially when it came down to what he believed was right. “He was one of the best anesthesiologists. He was the best dog rescuer,” Jake Kinsinger, Bill’s son, told KFOR. “Think about how good of a dad he was, then. All that would go out the window for my brother and I in a heartbeat.” Last week, Kinsinger hopped in his plane and flew from Oklahoma […]

  • Beloved, animal-loving couple killed in northwest Oklahoma City house fire

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A couple married more than 50 years passed away in an early morning fire on Tuesday. The fire broke out at the home of Joan and Jerry Manning near Northwest 122nd and Council Road. Joan spoke with Oklahoma’s News 4 about the death of one of her horses back in August of 2016. It was their passion for horses that people remember most about Joan and her husband. “What a nice couple would die like that,” said […]

  • Streets closed after stone falls from First National Building in Oklahoma City

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Construction crews were left picking up the pieces after concrete from the First National Building came crumbling down to the downtown street below. “Several pieces of concrete fell from the building, did some damages to some of the vehicles parked below,” said Lt. Jeff Spruill with the Oklahoma City Police Department. On Sunday, emergency crews were called to Robinson and Park Ave. in downtown Oklahoma City. “It struck the catwalk that goes over N. Robinson and then […]

  • Edmond sailor saves man’s life after icy conditions cause crash

    EDMOND, Okla. – Cristian Benton moved to Edmond with his family back in 2014. After working several different jobs after high school, he realized his passion was to serve his country. “I realized I wanted to do something more and bigger with my life, so I joined the United States Navy,” said Benton, Equipment Operator 3rd Class. It’s the extensive training he received in the Navy Benton said prepared him and his fellow sailor for a lifesaving moment. ‘We noticed […]

  • Search continues for Oklahoma pilot after plane disappears over Gulf of Mexico 

    OKLAHOMA CITY – The Coast Guard continues to search for a missing aircraft that disappeared over the Gulf of Mexico. Family members say Dr. Bill Kinsinger left Wiley Post Airport to pick up a rescue dog in Georgetown, Texas, Wednesday. The FAA said during the flight, Dr. Kinsinger didn’t respond to air traffic control instructions. The North American Aerospace Defense command, or NORAD, launched a pair of F-16 fighters to make contact with the plane. Those pilots dropped flares and performed […]

  • Interstate traffic I-235 in Oklahoma City

    ODOT project expected to temporarily shut down part of I-235

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Department of Transportation is expecting to close down one the metro’s most used interstates later this month. ODOT officials plan to shut down I-235 to complete another phase in the project, but it’s not sitting well with many drivers. “235, it is a joke in my opinion,” said Kevin Morgan. If you have ever driven down I-235, you have likely seen the construction cones. Officials say the current plan is to widen the interstate to […]

  • Thousands of gallons of water pour into Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Thousands of gallons of water went pouring into the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority office Sunday. “A hundred thousand gallons of water had already spilled in the building,” said Jack Damrill, communications director for the OTA. Damrill said cold temperatures caused the fire sprinkler system to burst. “It’s just amazing. Water poured out of there in a short amount of time,” Damrill said. The water didn’t just stop on the main floor; it kept flowing through cracks and the […]

  • Sooner fans get a local taste of the Rose Bowl experience

    NORMAN — After weeks of waiting the Rose Bowl, game is finally underway! The Sooners taking on the Georgia Bulldogs right now in sunny California. On the line? A chance to play for the national championship. However, not everyone could make it to California to watch the team.  Fans are rooting them on from here at home. “We got some fun activities starting here in the next 30 minutes or so,” said Doug Kennon, owner of Sooner Legends. Sooner Legends […]