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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
  • Teachers back at the capitol for answers over pay raise

    OKLAHOMA CITY – For the second day in row, a group of teachers showed up at the state capitol lobbying for a raise. The Oklahoma Education Association has given lawmakers until April 2 to fund a teacher pay raise. “We would love, love, to have a $10,000 raise,” said Julie Atchley, Locust Grove teacher. Locust Grove teachers and students visited the capitol on Tuesday. “They say they’re getting the ball rolling, and they were working on something as we went […]

  • Oklahoma teachers spend spring break at the capitol

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It wasn’t the spring break teachers had planned. Many spent their Monday lobbying at the Oklahoma State Capitol to avoid a teacher walkout. “Currently, they still have two weeks to put something on that table,” said Eric Winkler, president of Putnam City Association of Classroom Teachers. “If not, teachers are prepared to walk.” Teachers traded in their vacations for a chance to advocate on behalf of a teacher pay hike. “My textbooks are from the 80s and […]

  • Organizations stepping up to help families during potential teacher walkout

    OKLAHOMA CITY – With the potential teacher walkout just weeks away, many parents are wondering where their kids will go if schools close. “To be clear, the schools will be completely closed,” said Oklahoma City Public Schools Acting Superintendent Rebecca Kaye. “Children will not be attending school, and we will not be providing any care for children during the teacher walkout.” As teachers across the state plan to walk out April 2 to demand a pay increase, parents are wondering […]

  • Mysterious boom noise heard in metro was ‘out of this world’

    NORMAN, Okla. – A mysterious boom was heard throughout the southern metro Tuesday. Many people said they thought they heard thunder or an earthquake, but yesterday’s rumble was actually a meteor. “We were just in the front of our house and we heard a boom,” said Lane Winters. Sarah Clark, a geology student, described it as “just a loud boom.” It was a sound folks couldn’t quite put their finger on. “We just heard a sound and didn’t know if […]

  • Officials release video of Oklahoma bail bond agent shooting, killing client

    STILLWATER, Okla. — After an Oklahoma bail bonds agent was found not guilty of murdering a client, the Payne County District Attorney released a key piece of evidence in the case. It was Aug. 9, 2017 when Chasity Carey made a frantic 911 call to Stillwater police, saying she shot Brandon Williams. “I just shot a man on top of the roof of the town center,” said Chasity Carey in 911 call. “Okay ma’am, is he still on top of […]

  • Video shows Stillwater bond agent fatally shoot client

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Officials have released video that shows an Oklahoma bond agent fatally shoot a man she was trying to take into custody. In August, 41-year-old Chasity Carey, of Signature Bail Bonds in Stillwater, called 911 saying she had just shot a man, identified as 38-year-old Brandon James Williams. When officers arrived, Williams was found dead at the scene. Police said Williams was arrested in late July 2017 and charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, as well as possession […]

  • Minco residents want changes to “dangerous” highway after fatal crash

    MINCO, Okla. – Folks who live in Minco said Highway 81 has become dangerous and, in some cases, deadly. Last week, a woman lost her life on that stretch of highway. “It is dangerous,” said Kelly Rupp. “It’s dangerous to pull out. There’s nowhere to go.” The sounds of 18-wheelers barreling through Minco is becoming a concern for many who live there or travel through. “It’s very congested,” Rupp said. “It’s fast moving. Not a lot of margin of error there, […]

  • Metro couple says they were conned into buying bad car

    MUSTANG, Okla. – A metro couple says they were conned into buying a bad car. If the accused salesman sounds familiar, there’s a reason; we’ve done stories on Ryan Tate before. He’s the former head of the now defunct Tate Publishing Company, and he’s facing criminal charges. “We pulled him on OSCN and we’re like, oh gosh, he is a scam artist,” said La Tasha LaGrange. Josh and La Tasha LaGrange needed a car so they took their search to […]

  • Former student in jail after bringing loaded gun in backpack to U.S. Grant High School

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A former student is in jail after he brought a loaded gun concealed in his backpack to U.S. Grant High School. The terrifying moments happened Thursday after 10 a.m. “I was scared,” said student Julian Gomez. “It was really, like, scary, I didn’t know what was going on,” said student BryAnna Smith. A crowd of worried parents gathered around the high school. “What do you do? You can’t do anything. You’re on the other side and how […]

  • “Our focus is to focus on the people who are sick,” Debate continues over medical marijuana in Oklahoma

    OKLAHOMA CITY – In June, Oklahoma voters will head to the polls to vote on State Question 788. Right now, there’s debate at the State Capitol to see if the ballot initiative has enough support from voters. “If the voters want it, God be with them,” said August Rivera with Oklahomans Against 788. The question is whether Oklahoma should join 30 other states in allowing medical marijuana. One group is telling voters to vote no. “We feel that this is […]

  • John Marshall students stage walk out in effort to stop gun violence

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Hundreds of metro students walked out of their classrooms on Wednesday in an effort to stop gun violence Two eighth grade students at John Marshall High School initiated the walkout with support from staff. The students made 50 fliers for the school, not expecting this size of the crowd. After the shooting in Florida, the students said it was time for them to stand up for what they believe is right. The girls who spearheaded the protest […]