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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.
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Recent Articles
  • “Just really thankful,” Witnesses, police give details surrounding Lake Hefner shooting

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are still trying to piece together why a gunman walked into a restaurant and started shooting. The shooting happened Thursday at Louie’s on the Lake in northwest Oklahoma City. “We were sitting outside and we heard what sounded like firecrackers behind us,” said Stephanie Griffioen. A sea of red and blue flashing lights quickly filled the parking lot of the restaurant. “They were really screaming, they were like, ‘Stop, stop, stop, please put the gun down, […]

  • Western Heights teachers’ pay docked for participating in walkout

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Teachers were in shock Thursday after finding out their paychecks had taken a hit because they decided to participate in the teacher walkout. The Oklahoma Education Association confirmed to News 4 that Western Heights teachers who took time off to participate in the teacher walkout got their pay docked. News 4 sources sent us an email Western Heights teachers received from administrators on Thursday. “Your May paycheck is being docked because you were absent without leave in […]

  • Lack of urban qualifications forced board members to vote no on OKCPS superintendent

    OKLAHOMA CITY – It’s official: Dr. Sean McDaniel is Oklahoma City Public School’s newest superintendent. He, however, was not everyone’s top choice. Two OKCPS board members voted no on his hiring, claiming McDaniel doesn’t have the qualifications to turn around an urban school district, with more than half the population being students of color. “It was very, very diverse pool,” said board chair Paula Lewis. “We had women. We had, well, okay, let’s clarify, so who we interviewed is who […]

  • Senior prank at Deer Creek High School turns into criminal offense

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma high school – trashed. It was the result of a senior prank at Deer Creek High School, but school officials aren’t laughing. And now, the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. “Eggs on the floor, walls and the ceilings, and oil on the floor,” said senior Gracie Wimmer. Students say it was supposed to be a senior prank. “What we were told is that there was eggs, toilet paper, also cleaning supplies, cleaning chemicals thrown […]

  • Family members say body of 1 missing boater has been found

    NORMAN, Okla. – Divers are still searching for the body of a missing boater at Lake Thunderbird, but another family said their loved one has been found. Officials began the search after a pair of boats collided Saturday night on Lake Thunderbird. Investigators said two people suffered injuries but were quickly recovered. However, two of the occupants from the second boat, Brandon Kelley and Cody Foster, couldn’t be found. “I got a call Sunday morning about 5 o’clock saying he was missing,” […]

  • Shootout between suspect, federal authorities leaves one person dead

    NOBLE, Okla. – An arrest warrant turned into a shootout between federal authorities and a suspect Thursday morning. Around 11:15 a.m., members of the Oklahoma’s U.S. Marshals Metro Fugitive Task Force were involved in a shooting in rural Cleveland County. During an attempted arrest, the suspect produced a long gun and fired multiple rounds at the Task Force members, who returned fire. The suspect, who was wanted on several warrants, was killed. His name is being withheld pending identification and […]

  • Former Piedmont teacher accused of causing physical injuries to students

    PIEDMONT, Okla. – A former special education teacher is accused of choking and dragging her students, just to name a few. Holly Morris used to spend her weekdays in the classroom, but this week, she was in jail. She’s accused of causing physical injuries to her students. According to an affidavit, one student’s mother became concerned when she noticed bruising on her son’s neck and face. The mom tried contacting Morris, but told police the teacher always had an excuse. […]

  • Oklahoma mother charged with killing toddler son

    WELLSTON, Okla. – A Lincoln County mother is in police custody, accused of contributing to her 2-year-old son’s death. Judith Cheyann Danker is now facing murder charges for the death of Braxton Danker. The district attorney’s office told News 4 this is one of the worst cases of child abuse it has seen. First Assistant District Attorney Adam Panter said Braxton’s death could have been prevented. “The child was covered in numerous physical injuries,” Panter said. “He passed away soon […]

  • Man sentenced for murder as teen will get new trial

    WEWOKA, Okla. – Robert Mitchell was convicted and sentenced to murder at the age of 16. He was charged with the burglary and deadly stabbing of his 90-year-old neighbor. Now, his family is fighting to get him released 25 years later. “Today, Robert is going to have a hearing of a post conviction to see if he could be released from prison,” said his sister, Pearl Seaboy. Mitchell is now in his 40s. He was just 15 years old when […]

  • Three arrested in connection to Oklahoma mother’s murder

    PURCELL, Okla. – Three people are in jail after police say they allegedly killed Shaliyah Toombs. As to why they murdered her – investigators say it’s all because of a backpack. “Once we’ve completed the investigation, once we find these other puzzles, I think you’re going to see that it was just like all homicides. It’s a senseless homicide over some stupid stuff,” said Detective David Tompkins. According to newly released court papers, Toombs, 23, borrowed Staci Harjo’s Jeep, and […]

  • Attorney for Oklahoma DUI suspect wants victim’s blood samples

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A former officer was arrested for driving drunk and causing a wreck. The wreck put Jerome Carter in a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Now, the former officer’s attorney is asking for blood samples taken from the victim and he’s pointing to social media as the reason why. “If the young man is just minding his business, and he’s on a motorcycle, and he happens to like rap music and happens to play video games, it does not […]