Kelsey joined the Newschannel 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 in the Capitol Bureau. She was part of a three person reporter team covering legislation, rallies and even the arrival of President Barack Obama. During this time Kelsey had the opportunity to learn to shoot, edit and report.

Kelsey graduated with a Master’s of Art degree in Public Affairs Reporting 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
  • “It’s just a big misunderstanding,” Oklahoma City doctor denies allegations of abuse

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City physician has been arrested after being accused of domestic violence. On Friday evening, Oklahoma City police were called to Dr. Donald Brown’s home following an alleged domestic disturbance. When officers arrived, they said they found Brown’s wife visibly shaken. She told investigators her husband had attacked her. “The husband then produced a knife and started to approach her vehicle. She was able to roll up her window, but the suspect allegedly stabbed the vehicle […]

  • Businesses forced to close after heavy rain, high winds knock power poles to the ground

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A powerful punch was thrown by Friday morning’s storms as they moved through Oklahoma. The heavy rains and high winds made the morning rush hour a headache for drivers, leaving behind damage near northwest 63rd and May. Ten power poles were knocked to the ground forcing businesses to have to close. People said they have never seen anything like this. “And we stepped outside and straight winds, they had to be about 70 or 80 miles an […]

  • “The hair might stand up on the back of my neck,” Oklahoma County deputies speak about dangers of serving eviction notices

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Serving an eviction notice is not out of the ordinary for sheriff’s deputies in Oklahoma County. “We do evictions approximately three days out of the week,” said Deputy James White with the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office. While it may seem like a relatively routine job for a deputy, authorities said it can take a dangerous turn in a matter of moments. On Tuesday, Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy David Wade was serving an eviction notice when he was […]

  • “He’s just a really great guy,” Community honors fallen Logan County deputy

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Flags at half-staff, a memorial and a billboard: All in remembrance of fallen Logan County Deputy David Wade. “Well, it’s one of those times when we actually see the community coming together,” said Sgt. Greg Valencia with the Logan County Sheriff’s office. One by one, people offered up prayers and even flowers to thank Deputy David Wade for paying the ultimate sacrifice. Wade was killed Tuesday morning while serving an eviction notice in Logan County. That […]

  • “I couldn’t even close my fist,” Metro mom, daughters battle contagious Fifth Disease

    EDMOND, Okla. – Heather Holeman is a full-time mom and full-time reporter for NewsChannel 4. However, this supermom is fighting one superbug with her daughters. “I couldn’t even close my fist. I couldn’t make a fist because my fingers were so swollen, along with my wrist, my knees and ankles. So painful,” Heather said. Heather came down with Fifth Disease, a contagious virus. “It started with the joint swelling and then hives everywhere,” she said. The virus comes with an itchy […]

  • “The term ‘alternative facts’ can be at play,” Bill that impacts how science is taught in Oklahoma moves forward

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Back and forth, a measure that appeared to be dead at the state capitol is instead moving forward. It’s a proposal that impacts how science is taught in Oklahoma classrooms. “This bill allows for alternative views. The term ‘alternative facts’ can be at play in this bill,” said Bob Melton, STEM Facilitator with Putnam City Public schools. Science teachers across the state along with several state and national organizations are opposing the bill they said strips local […]

  • Norman woman, child found safe after reported kidnapping, abduction; Suspect still on the run

    NORMAN, Okla – Norman police alerted the public Friday that Angela Rhea and a one-year-old boy Jonah Fisher may be in danger. Thankfully, both were found safe. That alert was issued after a disturbance outside a Norman apartment complex involving Joseph Cross. “And during the disturbance, the boyfriend had grabbed that individual, Angela Rhea, and had put his hand over her mouth and had pulled her into his vehicle,” said Sarah Jensen, Norman PD Spokesperson. After watching an argument between Joseph […]

  • Oklahoma state budget deadline looms, but no clear plan in place

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The budget battle at the Oklahoma Capitol continues. The deadline to find new revenue to pass a balanced state budget is creeping closer. Leaders from both parties are asking for support, but there are not many plans in place to fix the crisis. “There’s no question we’re moving very quickly now into the meat of the budget crisis,” said House Speaker Charles McCall. “With each passing day, with each passing week, the budget crisis only gets bigger and […]

  • “I have great concern,” Controversy over schools going to four day weeks

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Nearly 100 school districts are on four-day weeks. It`s a move State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister doesn’t support. But local districts say they’ve seen the savings on fuel, staff and utilities. “I’ve saved almost a teacher probably in diesel already,” said Tony O`Brien, Newcastle Superintendent. Newcastle is one of the districts to end the school week on Thursdays. “We thought we could save at least 2% conservatively and I think we’re doing better than that by some of […]

  • “He was extraordinary,” Family members honoring boy critically injured in dirt bike accident

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Quincy Richardson enjoyed being on a dirt bike. For about five years, he and his friends cruised around their Oklahoma City neighborhood, not too far from his home. “Anything that had to do with racing, RC cars, fishing, outdoors, he’s a country boy in the city,” said Dewayne Richardson, Quincy’s father. Unfortunately, a ride around his neighborhood earlier this week may have been his last. “I saw a black SUV heading up the hill, probably heading westbound. […]

  • “It completely caught us off guard,” Man arrested in connection to murder of Edmond business employee

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Aaron Ducky Spottedcorn is behind bars for the murder of Beaux McGlothlin. McGlothlin’s coworkers knew something seemed off when the 79-year-old didn’t show up for work. Police found his body inside his Cherry Hill Lane home and ruled it a homicide. “It was yesterday that an arrest was made regarding stolen property and drugs on a person near Northwest 16th and Penn. Earlier this morning the decision was made that those charges be amended to murder in […]