Delaware Public Media

Kelli Steele

Morning Anchor/Reporter

Kelli Steele has over 30 years of experience covering news in Delaware, Baltimore, Winchester, Virginia, Phoenix, Arizona and San Diego, California.

Kelli joined Delaware Public Media in August 2017 as host of Morning Edition and as its Arts reporter.

A Baltimore native, Kelli has been living in Delaware since 1986 and has called Delmarva her home except for the four years when she lived in Phoenix and San Diego, two years each.

Kelli's work has been honored by the Associated Press and the Delaware Press Association; she's also been named Delaware's favorite downstate news anchor three times by Delaware Today Magazine.

In between working and going to bed very early, Kelli enjoy reality TV, watching baseball, basketball and soccer and exercising, when possible.

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Delaware Shakespeare

Delaware Shakespeare’s 2018 season kicks off in June and will feature a weekend of scenes at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, plus Much Ado About Nothing at its Summer Festival at Rockwood Park in July and performances of The Merchant of Venice in its 2018 Community Tour.

The Longwood Gardens Summer Performance Series is the newest addition to a quickly growing slate of Shakespearean entertainment around the state.

In this week’s Arts Playlist - Delaware Public Media’s Kelli Steele spoke with David Stradley - the producing artistic director of Delaware Shakespeare, about those Longwood performances and the rest of this season's offerings

Special Olympics Delaware

One thousand motorcyclists will “Ride to the Tide” on Sunday.


The 55-mile ride is one of many Special Olympics Delaware fundraisers.



Department of Education

Warner Elementary School in the Red Clay School District is Delaware’s 2018 Green Ribbon award winner.


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Legislation to ban the sale of powdered alcohol in Delaware has been introduced in the General Assembly.


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The Kalmar Nyckel Foundation will launch two new exhibits at its Copeland Maritime Center in Wilmington next month.


Rob Arlett Facebook page

This year’s U.S. Senate race in Delaware just got another candidate.

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State fleet vans and other vehicles are being deployed this month throughout the First State to spot distracted drivers.


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Delaware State Police will be hosting “Year in Review” meetings over the next two weeks.

Brandywine Valley SPCA

The Brandywine Valley SPCA has decommissioned its Georgetown campus’ pet crematorium.

The Hagley Museum and Library

The Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington is partnering with Tsinghua University in Beijing to mount a exhibition in China in 2018.