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 residents and businesses are being encouraged to take part in the 5th Annual Great American Shakeout earthquake drill Thursday.

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Transportation issues will be in the spotlight Tuesday at “Who’s in the Driver’s Seat?  The Transformation of Transportation.” - a series of TEDx talks in Wilmington.



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The Beau Biden Foundation is launching a new program, the Shield of Protection Initiative.

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There are approximately 74,000  veterans living in Delaware, and for many of them, the most difficult battle took place here at home as they re-entered civilian life.

The Division of Public Health announces Delaware’s first case of West Nile Virus in a human in two years.


The countdown for filing 2016 tax returns has “restarted” for taxpayers who submitted for an extension before the April 18th midnight filing deadline. Their returns are now due by Monday, October 16.


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Delaware's Department of Justice has a new program to help Delawareans denied coverage for substance abuse treatment.

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Large events like Firefly and NASCAR are held in Dover every year. And now, in the wake of a mass shooting in Las Vegas at a country music festival, Dover Police say they need to step up efforts to keep people safe.

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Neglected animals are again making news this week.

 The Division of Public Health Delaware Office of Animal Welfare says it received a tip Sunday about a property in the Seaford area with neglected animals.

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Two Sussex County towns that had been discussing unifying their departments will not have one police force after all.

Last month, officials in Frankford and Dagsboro held town meetings to discuss the possibility of combining their police forces

"What it would afford us is proactive patrols when we don’t currently have those in the wee hours of the morning," said Dagsboro Police Chief Floyd Toomey,

Toomey led the push for unification. But Frankford Councilman Marty Presley says the idea was too expensive.