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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
  • Tuesday’s storms leave roads damaged, drivers stranded

    NORMAN, Okla. – Tuesday’s rain caused some major flooding across the metro stranding drivers and even forced others to find an another route home. “I guess it was too much rain for me to see out of my windshield,” said Amy Sanchez. The rain dumped inches of water along major road ways leaving drivers like Sanchez standing in waist-deep water. “A little bit towards my legs and a little bit towards my ankles and once I got out it, got […]

  • Midwest City beefing up patrol for first day of school

    MIDWEST CITY, Okla. – In just two days, streets will be full of students walking to and from school, but the Midwest City police force will also be out to make sure the first day of school runs smoothly. Thousands of kids walk to school each day, and Captain Mark Teply wants to make sure the public is watching out for them. “Our children are coming back to school that day, so we want them to be safe as well […]

  • OU’s high-end apartments have low occupancy

    NORMAN, Okla. – Students at the University of Oklahoma are moving this week into student housing. However, not many are choosing the new luxury student apartments on campus. “Those residents halls not getting filled is a huge issue,” said student Asher Nees. The apartments give students an opportunity to live on campus but without the limitations of campus living, according to its website. “When I saw that they were constructing them, I thought didn’t they just build two great brand […]

  • “We all thought this would never happen in Pawnee,” Two teens arrested after alleged mass shooting plan

    PAWNEE, Okla. – Two teenagers were arrested for planning out a mass shooting in Pawnee. Law enforcement identified the juveniles as sophomores at Pawnee High School. Local students in the small town can’t believe the news. “They tell us to shut the doors, lock them and turn off all the lights and get out of the view of the door,” said junior Zoey Russell. Russell said like most high schools, she was taught active shooting drills. However, with the credible […]

  • Medical marijuana prohibited on college campuses

    STILLWATER Okla. – The University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University have notified students and staff that medical marijuana will not be allowed on campus or at off-campus events. “Honestly, I think that’s a little bit ridiculous,” said student Dalton Crabb, referring to Thursday’s campus-wide email. “I think they’re coming out on some very conservative point of views saying there’s no reason or no way for it to be implemented into any kind of lifestyle on campus.” The letters both site […]

  • Shawnee Public Schools rolling out new app allowing parents to track their child’s school bus 

    SHAWNEE Okla. – With the push of a button, parents now have an app that can track when their child gets on and off their school bus in real time. Shawnee Public Schools is rolling out the new technology. “We’re installing, basically, it’s a GPS unit on each school bus, which will track live, the location of that particular school bus back to our central office,” said John Wiles, director of transportation. All 16 of the school buses will have […]

  • Metro doctor who was charged with sex crimes tried to get license back

    OKLAHOMA CITY – An Edmond doctor who was charged with sexual battery asked the Board of Licensure to reinstate his medical license. Signs now sit in the back of what was once Dr. Medhat Michael’s office in Edmond. In 2011, Michael’s medical practice came to end when 17 people, including patients and staff, accused the physician of sexual battery. “I didn’t commit any crimes and I was not convicted on anything, it was false allegations that has been dismissed totally,” […]

  • Bond denied for man accused in metro fatal crash

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Emotional moments inside an Oklahoma courtroom. Donna Rush’s family is looking for justice. She was killed by a driver who police said was drunk and speeding last May on the Kilpatrick Turnpike. “Donna Rush was a beautiful woman, so this is an emotional day for them,” said Wilson Pipestem, the Rush family’s attorney. Arthur Straehla walked into court Tuesday afternoon a free man; he walked out handcuffed and carted off to jail. Strahela stands accused of driving […]

  • 2 killed in Lincoln County crash

    LINCOLN COUNTY, Okla. – A car crash in Lincoln County has claimed the lives of two people. The crash involved an SUV and a pickup truck along Highway 62 and County Road 3310. Highway Patrol said it happened around 1:30 Monday afternoon. A trooper on the scene told News 4 the SUV was heading west and the truck east. The driver of the SUV allegedly tried turning and hit the pickup truck head on. Both drivers were killed, and no […]

  • “I don’t believe he’s breathing,” Father accused of murder after son’s death

    EL RENO, Okla. – A father is accused of murder after his child was found dead. Adam Kolar is also accused of being drunk when he forgot his almost 4-year-old son in a hot car. The boy died at a local hospital. 911 dispatcher: “El Reno 911, where is your emergency? Caller: “At 1208, at the corner of Hoff and Elm, El Reno, there’s a child, he was left in the vehicle in the car seat.” First responders raced to […]

  • Oklahoma family hoping to stop drilling well from moving in 

    WATONGA, Okla. – An empty field across the road could be the home of an oil and gas well for one Watonga family. Chris Reyburn and his family said they don’t want to live so close to a drilling facility. “I’ve heard so many bad stories of what has gone on in the oil field,” said Reyburn. Reyburn has lived in his home for two years. He said the scenery is why he chose that spot. “It was the only […]