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.
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Recent Articles
  • Oklahoma mother arrested for keeping liquids from thirsty son

    CHICKASHA Okla. – An Oklahoma mother has been locked up for locking the fridge and keeping water and liquids from her 3-year-old. The district attorney’s office said Deonna Clanton is now facing child abuse charges. Clanton is sitting in the Grady County Jail with a bail set at $150,000. “You can’t deny a kid a drink,” said Sandy Dees, a former coworker of Clanton. Court documents said that’s exactly what Clanton did to her son. The 27-year-old mother of three […]

  • Metro students asked to bundle up in class after heating system broke

    OKLAHOMA CITY – Cold classroom conditions is one issue at a metro public school. Parents are telling us their kids have no choice but to bundle up to stay warm. Rancho Village Elementary is currently without heat as crews work to repair the broken HVAC system. “I feel, if you send your children to school, they should be comfortable and want to go to school and learn. How can you do so if you’re hot or cold?” said Bruce Duncan. […]

  • Metro apartment fire sends firefighter to the hospital

    OKLAHOMA CITY — Firefighters were called to a vacant apartment complex Friday morning. It was the second time in 12 hours that crews made the trip to the building on northwest 23rd and Portland however, this time, a mayday call – a firefighter was in trouble. “One of our firefighters actually fell through that hole to the smoky conditions below,” said Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson. Oklahoma City fire received the call around 10:30 in the morning; many people nearby noticed […]

  • Oklahoma police officer accused of child sexual abuse in 3 states

    NICOMA PARK, Okla. – A local police officer is accused of child sexual abuse in three states. Michael Lindsey is an officer at the Nicoma Park Police Department. He was hired in 2017 as a reserve officer and was promoted to work full time in November of 2018. Between 2014 and 2017, Lindsey was a reserve officer for Forest Park police. “These crimes supposedly occurred in Illinois, in Tennessee and Oklahoma,” said Special Agent Steve Tanner. Lindsey was facing one […]

  • Building destroyed when garbage truck slams into El Reno bail bonds business

    EL RENO, Okla. – A trash truck went flying into a local bail bonds building. It happened early Wednesday morning in El Reno. The owner said, thankfully, no one was inside the building. “It sounded like a bomb going off,” said Chris Smith, who working across the street. Smith said he witnessed the truck going into the business on Highway 81 and Foreman. “I saw the trash truck jump the curb and into Connie Holt’s building,” he said. It was just […]

  • Train ride in ‘Christmas in the park’ derails, injuring passenger

    ENID Okla. – ‘Christmas in the Park’ in Enid turned into derailment in the park when the Kiwanis Club train lost its caboose. It happened a little after 6 Saturday evening. Several people were packed at Meadowlake Park when the Kiwanis train went off the rails. “I thought it was sounding just a little different, so I turned backwards – my husband was behind me, and I said is that normal, that sound,” said Rebecca. Rebecca said it was a […]

  • Cleanup continues following tornadoes in eastern Oklahoma

    COOKSON, Okla. – The cleanup process continues after tornadoes ripped through the eastern parts of the state last week. One of the hardest hit areas Friday night was Lake Tenkiller and the Snake Creek Marina. Piles of rubble is what’s left along the marina, and now, those who live near the lake are wondering what’s going to happen next. “Here was the bed and here was the tree in the middle of it,” said Dorothy Brantley. Brantley and her family couldn’t believe their eyes when […]

  • Convicted murderer escapes from Payne County jail

    STILLWATER, Okla. – A manhunt is on for a convicted killer. The Payne County inmate escaped last night from the county jail. Patrick Walker is serving a life sentence for first degree murder. “I thought it was pretty crazy, I just found out about it,” said Cameron Matthews. Prison officials said 34-year-old Walker escaped jail on Thursday while he was waiting for his court hearing. Walker was in the Payne County jail for assaulting a guard at the Cimarron Correctional […]

  • Adult film star arrested for public intoxication

    NORMAN, Okla — An adult film star was busted after Bedlam, and News 4 got a first look at why officers say they had no choice but to haul Jesse Jane off to jail. The Oklahoma native was enjoying an OU win at Bedlam, but a night full of celebrations ended with the actress getting carted off to jail. Norman police released body camera video of the night Jane was arrested. Cindy Taylor, known to most as adult film actress […]

  • “Just keep an eye out,” Enid police investigating alleged child abduction attempt

    ENID, Okla. — Parents and students in one Oklahoma community are on edge as police continue investigate one alleged child abduction attempt. “We have four kids and all our kids know to run, scream, use their phones, call somebody,” said Jessica Southerland. Officials began investigating one case on Nov. 22 involving a 14-year-old girl at a Dollar General store in Enid. “A male customer contacted her and started up a conversation and made her feel pretty uncomfortable during that conversation,” said […]

  • Stolen cell phone could be key in solving auto theft case

    YUKON, Okla. — An Oklahoma man is desperate to find his missing puppy and stolen car, and hopes technology may lead police to the culprits responsible for the theft. Police say it all started when the victim stopped at Yukon liquor store on Halloween night. By the time he got back to the parking lot, authorities say his car, his phone and his puppy were gone. Major John Brown, with the Yukon Police Department, told News 4 that surveillance video […]