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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
  • OHP looking for witnesses in I-35 crash that killed 3-year-old boy; Man taken to jail for second-degree murder 

    EDMOND, Okla. – A man was taken to jail for second-degree murder after a crash on I-35 killed a 3-year-old boy. Officials say around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the little boy and two adults, 20-year-old Xavier Trevon Ware, the driver, and the boy’s mother, 24-year-old Alexis Ware, were traveling northbound on I-35 near 2nd St. when the vehicle swerved off the road and overturned. A witness called 911 and several agencies responded to the scene. “For whatever reason the driver of the […]

  • Football beer sales at OSU score a touchdown with fans

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Bring on the beer – Oklahoma State University will begin selling beer at home football games this fall. Boone Pickens Stadium will have 22 locations near the concession stands where people can purchase beer. “It’s just about expanding those options and creating that kind of fan experience,” said Chad Weinberg, assistant athletic director. The move comes as a big win for many Oklahoma State fans. “I think it’s time we catch up. I think the athletic department, those […]

  • Broken crosswalks in Moore could make for dangerous situations

    MOORE, Okla — It’s a walking nightmare for pedestrians in Moore. Crosswalks along 19th street aren’t working or are just missing parts, and folks say they have to find an alternate route. “When I first moved out here, the streetlight didn’t work and I kept waiting and waiting,” said Bryan Johnson. Johnson said the issue has been going on for months. He moved to area near 19th and Fritts back in March. He said the crosswalk has yet to work. “I […]

  • Metro family asking the public for help in finding missing man 

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A family is in fear after their loved one went missing more than a week ago. The family is now asking for the public’s help in locating Darrell Smith. “It hurts because I don’t where he’s at,” said Pat Evans. Evans doesn’t know where her 40-year-old nephew could be. She said the last time she saw him was July 2 near N.W. 57th and Western where she had a doctor’s appointment. “I’ve spent, like, $90 in gas […]

  • Local weather company helping with Thailand rescue efforts

    NORMAN, Okla. – It was the end of June when a youth soccer team in Thailand went on a hike with their coach. On their journey, they ventured into a cave where they remain trapped for several weeks. The heavy rain was to blame as the flooded waters seeped inside the cave, making an escape seem nearly impossible. “We’ve been doing everything that we can to provide weather information to let them know what the best weather windows would be […]

  • Norman Animal Welfare holding special adoption event 

    NORMAN, Okla. – When you step inside the Norman Animal Welfare Center, you can’t help but notice a number of furry faces. But right now, there are too many in need of a home. “We’re experiencing quite the overflow of animals,” said shelter manager Mark Bechtel. Bechtel said the shelter has reached its capacity. He says it’s a problem animal shelters everywhere are experiencing right now. “Apparently, the entire state is as well, so currently we have about 60 animals; […]

  • 17-year-old boy fatally shot by older brother in McLoud

    MCLOUD, Okla. – Police in McLoud say a teenage boy has died after being shot by his older brother in a home. “The shooter was apparently his older brother and an altercation had occurred at the house involving the mother and the two sons,” said McLoud Police Chief Tom Pringle. Pringle said that they got a call about a disturbance and thought everything was settled. Officers were called back to the home about 6:45 a.m. Thursday. Pringle says a 17-year-old […]

  • Teachers skip summer break to make some extra cash

    STILLWATER, Okla. – Some Oklahoma teachers are using the holiday to bring in some extra cash. Ripley Public Schools’ teachers are working at Jake’s Fireworks in Stillwater. They said they get a percentage of the profits and the rest goes inside the classroom. “We approached Jake’s about running their tent for them and it just kind of took off,” said Principal Lisa Pitts. Inside the store, you may notice something about this group of employees – this isn’t their day […]

  • OKC Zoo announces death of pygmy hippo Francesca

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Back in December, Oklahoma City welcomed Francesca to the zoo family. The 26-year-old hippo joined 43-year-old Wolee in the pygmy hippopotamus exhibit. “Francesca came to our Zoo last December and she came from San Diego. She was originally born in Rome,” said Eddie Witte, curator of small mammals. Zoo staff said Francesca was a fan favorite,  she loved people and loved to be trained but that all changed Wednesday morning. “Unfortunately, this morning we came out here […]

  • Medical marijuana group asking for special session to determine regulations

    OKLAHOMA CITY-The group New Health Solutions Oklahoma wants Governor Mary Fallin to call lawmakers back to work on medical marijuana. After voters approved the recent state question Fallin she would be discussing with legislative leaders and state agencies the options going forward on how best to proceed with adding a medical and proper regulatory framework to make sure marijuana use is truly for valid medical illnesses. Last Friday Fallin said a special legislative session wasn’t necessary. “The governor just prior […]

  • El Reno assisted living facility closes after cease and desist order issued by state health department

    EL RENO, Okla. – A Canadian County assisted living facility is closed. The state health department issued a cease and desist order on Shepherd Manor in El Reno. The order relates to violations of the Residential Care Act of the Oklahoma Public Health Code. “This one was an emergency order for relocation of residents,” said Michael Cook, Oklahoma State Department of Health Director of Long Term Care. 26 elderly residents had no choice but to find a new home this week. […]