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.email@example.com.
OKLAHOMA CITY — It’s been nearly two months since the state launched the Uninsured Vehicle Enforcement Diversion Program. Prosecutor Amanda Arnall Couch, with the District Attorneys Council, said there are cameras all across the state scanning the tags of Oklahoma drivers. “It’s not exactly a positive distinction to be at the bottom of uninsured motorists for the country, so I’m really hoping to bring that number up. As a matter of fact, the best case scenario would be if I […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — Jason Harrison spent the holidays at the Oklahoma County jail. Police said the victim went to pick up a date at a house on the city’s southwest side but instead Harrison and another man got into his car. “He certainly was not free to go, he was in fear of his life,” said M.Sgt. Gary Knight. Knight said the victim met a woman on a dating app called Meet Me. The couple messaged each other through the […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — A family loses everything to a fire over the weekend; several pets were killed by the flames and one escaped, but he hadn’t been seen for several days. Then comes Christmas Eve, and a reunion that will have you believing in magic. “I’m so glad you made it, so glad you made it,” Tyrene Turcozi said to her dog Tank. It was a much needed holiday reunion; a family reuniting with their pet after that destructive fire. […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — A construction site in south Oklahoma City, targeted by thieves. The suspects took off in a blue older model car with several surveillance cameras. However, what they didn’t know, was more cameras were rolling catching them in the act. Now the victim is speaking out, hoping the footage he has will lead to an arrest. Tyrone Burroughs said he is fed up. He is building a new housing addition in Timberline Court in far south Oklahoma City, […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — A stolen car was found after a chase Thursday night. Police arrested Dallas Fields and Dawn Burdine. Police said the stolen car wasn’t the only crime that was committed, officers also found a stash of drugs inside Burdine. It was December 15, when 911 dispatchers received a call about a stolen car from the McDonald’s on north Martin Luther King. A woman left her car running as she went inside to grab a bite to eat. She […]
HARRAH, Okla. – The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office is on patrol for porch pirates this holiday season. The sheriff’s office is sending out deputies to make sure packages make it under the tree for Christmas Day. Deputy Christopher Wilson normally serves warrants, but he has other plans this week. He is just one of several deputies hitting the streets, looking for anything out of place. “As a member of the warrant team, our normal focus is serving out warrants. Being so […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — A carjacking in broad daylight, it happened Wednesday morning on the city’s southwest side. Police said a woman was walking to her car when the thief grabbed her keys and took off in her car. Diana Rushing witnessed the whole thing when she was leaving Ulta Beauty at the Westgate Marketplace Shopping Center. She described the ordeal as frightening. “A young gentleman with dark hair came running in front of me, and I went ahead and went […]
SHAWNEE, Okla. – Shawnee police are investigating a pair of frightening driveway robberies. Police said two women were robbed as soon as they got home after dark last weekend. The suspect in both cases was armed with a gun when he demanded their purses. So far, no arrests have been made and, of course, the news of the armed robberies isn’t sitting well with the people who live in east Shawnee. “It is the talk of the town and, everywhere […]
APACHE Okla. – Two people were arrested after a motel owner allegedly shot a man in the back for breaking into a car. Investigators say the owner, 50-year-old Donald Coyle, went out of his business to confront 23-year-old Amon Killsfirst early Saturday morning. Coyle told officers he saw Killsfirst on camera breaking into a car and possibly headed toward his truck. “We determined that Mr. Don Coyle was at his business and saw suspicious activity out in the parking lot […]
OKLAHOMA CITY – Investigators said a couple stole 17 head of cattle from a ranch in Kansas, taking them to the Stockyards in Oklahoma City. Chief Agent Jerry Flowers got a call earlier this week that a couple was trying to sell stolen cattle. Anthony Whittley and Jasmine Boone allegedly nabbed the cows from a pasture in Kansas. An affidavit shows the couple admitted they loaded the cattle into a trailer. They were on their way to Choctaw when they […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — Residents in a metro neighborhood are shocked after learning reports that a messy oil spill nearby was intentional. “It’s terrible, I can smell the oil as they were doing the cleanup,” said Irene Cochran, who lives nearby. On Wednesday night, emergency dispatchers received several 911 calls about an oil spill near S.E. 50th and Byers. “There’s a couple of oil pumps here and there’s oil all over like the floor, and it’s pouring all over the neighborhood,” […]