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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Diverse Minds Writing Challenge

A Charter School of Wilmington student earned a scholarship for a book she wrote.


16 year-old Faith Kim's book, "True Colors," won this year’s Diverse Minds Writing Challenge contest for Delaware and Maryland students.


Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal is being recalled in several states, due to a multi-state outbreak of Salmonella.


The Netflix series “13 Reasons Why,” based on a fictional young adult novel, chronicles the events that lead to one teen’s suicide and contains depictions of mental illness, sexual assault and cyberbullying.


It's second season is now out and leading a number of groups to revisit their concerns about how the show addresses these issues



Just in time for the summer season, Southern Delaware Tourism unveiled its new website this week.


The Brandywine Valley SPCA took a major step toward opening a new facility in Sussex County over the weekend.


Sussex County Councilman George Cole is contemplating retirement; he says his decision hinges on Sussex’s Land Use Plan.


Megan Pauly / Delaware Public Media

Tens of thousands of people will begin pouring into Dover starting today, Wednesday, June 13, for this year’s Firefly Music Festival.

DelDOT says it is preparing for the influx of people and traffic.


Biggs Museumof American Art

The Delaware Division of the Arts honors 17 Artist Fellows this week.



Food Bank of Delaware

The Food Bank of Delaware’s “Backpack Program” is receiving a big financial boost.

Delaware Public Media

The Delaware Department of Justice is alerting residents again about a missed jury duty phone scam.