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 reporting 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.

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Recent Articles
  • “You have no idea who you took away,” Family shocked after man’s body found near Oklahoma roadway

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Family members said they still can’t wrap their heads around the fact a 25-year-old Oklahoma man is gone. “I was just in shock,” said Michelle Pearce, Johnathan Long’s fiancée. Pearce said Friday was already tough day for their family. Johnathan had just lost his job and was walking home from work near Sangre and Airport Rd., near Stillwater. “’I’m on my way home, and I love you.’ And, I hung up the phone, because I was angry […]

  • Northeastern State University mourns 5 students killed in crash

    TAHLEQUAH, Okla. – It was about 10:40 Sunday night when five Northeastern State University students were taking a drive down a road. Unfortunately, the drive became tragic when the driver lost control of the vehicle, plummeting about 35 feet into a river. “He was a genuine, really genuine kid, really great guy,” said Trevor Lindley. “He was always in good mood. He was always smiling. He was always trying to make people happy,” said Tim Gardenhigh. Lindley and Gardenhigh remember […]

  • Mother arrested for neglect after children found living with feces, bugs

    ENID, Okla. — An old couch, trash bags and several flies cover the ground outside an Enid home where five children once were forced to live. Now, their mother is sitting behind bars, accused of neglect. It all started with an anonymous tip that led police and DHS workers to this home. “I stepped out of the car and I could immediately smell kind of an odor coming from the house,” said Officer Thomas Rhyne, with the Enid Police Department. […]

  • Cyclist warns others after large rocks placed on Oklahoma River Trail leaves her injured

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Bike rides are a routine Anthony Carfang and Jennie Ryu do just about every morning. Last Monday, their normal bike ride took a nasty turn. “I found Jennie on the ground in tears and a little bit bloody,” Carfang said. Carfang said his wife rode right into a trap, large rocks lined up, blocking the trail. “The rocks were across the trail. They were sort of the big erosion rocks that are down by the river, so […]

  • “I got so many conflicting stories,” Mom wants answers after teen suffers serious brain injury at Norman boys home

    NORMAN – A mother is desperately searching for answers as to what happened at a metro boys home. Josiah Hill is in a battle Wednesday night. The 15-year-old is facing a serious brain injury after an incident at a Norman boys home for teens. But, what happened is the question from the mother. “I got another call, stating that he was not going to Norman Regional, they were now going to send him to Children’s Hospital,” said Veonna Butler. It […]

  • 71-year-old injured after being caught in the middle of shootout

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Monday was not the day Randy Mengers had planned with his partner, Glenna Mills. The couple was picking up Mills’ car at a nearby tire shop, when they drove into a shootout. “Waiting for the light to change, and hear this volley of gunshots, and looked around and see this individual running across the parking lot of bank,” Mengers said. Mengers said he heard about 10 gunshots, while he and Mills were waiting at intersection of 122nd […]

  • “I want him to be arrested,” Metro woman warning others of alleged suspect in sexual assaults

    Warning: Some of the details in this story may be graphic.  OKLAHOMA CITY – Police are searching for a man they believe could be a suspect in a string of sexual assaults on the city’s southeast side. Now, police are turning to the public for help in identifying the man in their sketch. “It gives me goosebumps because it looks a lot like him, especially the nose,” said Laura Seay. Seay is confident that this man is the suspect who […]

  • Police release sketch of man who allegedly sexually assaulted or exposed himself to numerous women

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Police have released a sketch of a man who has allegedly sexually assaulted or exposed himself to numerous women in southeast Oklahoma City. On Thursday, the Oklahoma City Police Department posted a composite sketch to Facebook, hoping someone will help them identify the man accused of sexually assaulting and exposing himself at least seven women. Officials said the assaults took place along S.E. 44th and Cherry Hills and Sunny Lane. Some of the attacks took place near […]

  • Fuel mix-up at Oklahoma gas station leaves costly repair for driver

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Motorists who bought fuel at a Pawnee County gas station are getting more than they bargained for. At least one driver who bought gas at a Kum & Go along the Cimarron Turnpike near Glencoe ended up with her car in the repair shop. Kum & Go’s spokesperson tells us a third-party fuel vendor accidentally supplied DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) into the mid-grade fuel tank. “They accidentally dumped the DEF, diesel EGR fluid, in the gasoline,” said […]

  • “We have to be afraid of what could happen to our home,” Oklahoma families concerned about planned disposal well

    LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. – Holly Howard built her dream home back in 2011 in rural Logan County. It was the home she and her family always wanted, but now she’s worried her quiet lifestyle won’t last too long. “We used to always be afraid of tornadoes, but now we’re just as afraid of earthquakes,” Howard said. ZP Disposal Systems filed an application to put a disposal well not too far from Howard’s backyard near Portland Ave. and Seward Rd. The […]

  • Parents upset after southwest Oklahoma City park targeted by hateful graffiti

    OKLAHOMA CITY – People tell us South Lakes Park is family friendly. However, not too far from the playground is a trail covered in graffiti of vulgar and racist language, which families tell us they will not tolerate. “I’m sadden by it, to be honest, little bit of outrage,” said Kelli Ude. “Honestly, it’s really sad for me. Our family is full of many different races,” Whitney Ude tells News 4. Many families were kicking off the Labor Day holiday […]